The Crane Wife

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By Odds Bodkin
Publisher Gulliver Books
The Crane Wife
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When Osamu, a lonely sail maker, nurses an injured crane one blustery night, he never suspects that this simple act of kindness will change his life forever. Weeks later a mysterious woman arrives on his doorstep, seeking shelter from a storm. Osamu again offers his help, and soon the sail maker and the stranger fall in love and marry. But when he learns of his wifes gift for making magic sails, ambition replaces compassionand Osamu risks losing the great happiness he has found. With majestic paintings and lyrical prose, this classic Japanese tale speaks to readers of all ages with its timeless lessons on the nature of kindness, love, and betrayal.

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1398 words1,398 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD630LLexile AD630L
Grade K to 4Grade K to 4
Age 5-9Age 5-9
Published 1998Published 1998

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Book ISBN:

0152014071

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