The Crane Girl

By MANLEY, Curtis, adapt

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ISBN
9781885008572
Publisher
Lee & Low


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2017  |  Picture Books

Gr 2–4—Snatches of haiku add depth to this story based on traditional Japanese folktales. One evening, Yasuhiro hears a noise: "from the darkness/an animal's sudden cry—/its fear and mine." He follows the sound to a crane caught in a trap and releases it. The grateful crane reappears the next evening in human form. Yasuhiro's father allows Hiroko to stay with them, but insists that she earn her place through hard work. Hiroko offers to weave cloth on the loom of Yasuhiro's late mother but only after father and son promise they won't open the door or look ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2018

This lyrical adaptation of a popular Japanese folkloric theme is enhanced by original haiku, written in the voices of the crane gir...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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