A haunting and breathtakingly beautiful retelling of a Japanese tale
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.
This retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale teaches readers young or old a lesson about life and love.
[star]"Abounds with drama and emotion . . . Gorgeous."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
[star]"Vivid. . . . The illustrations . . . place the human drama against a background of nature which is changeable, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful."--Booklist (starred review)
“A poetic gem . . . Exquisite and memorable.”--Kirkus Reviews
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