The Crane Wife

by Odds Bodkin and Gennady Spirin

A haunting and breathtakingly beautiful retelling of a Japanese tale

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152163501
  • ISBN-10: 0152163506
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

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.

About the author
Odds Bodkin

ODDS BODKIN is an acclaimed storyteller, composer, and teacher of the art of storytelling. He lives in New Hampshire.

Gennady Spirin

GENNADY SPIRIN has illustrated numerous books, which have been published in both his native Europe and the United States. He lives in New Jersey.


[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