Sadako by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako by Eleanor Coerr 150 150 Reader Views Kids

Sadako
Eleanor Coerr
Putnam Juvenile (1993)
ISBN 9780698115880
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7) for Reader Views (9/08)

 

I thought this was a really fun book to read because there are so many new words to learn and so many things I never knew about before.  I learned about Hiroshima and the big bomb; that was sad.  This was not a boring book to me.  I think other kids would like reading about Sadako’s life.  This book is kind of sad, but it had a lot of happy times with friends and family.  The artwork was really good.  I don’t think that I will read this book again.

Parent Comment:
I loved this book; it brought me to tears.  What a moving story in “Sadako” by Eleanor Coerr.  Despite the fact that Madeline says that she doesn’t plan on reading this book again, I wouldn’t be surprised if she picked it up again. She was very captivated by the story. I think it is a bit heavy material for younger kids to grasp — bombs, illness and death. She asked me several times why I sounded so sad when it was my turn to read.

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