Chronicle Books, 9781587171871, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2002
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First published in 1983, this stunning adaptation of the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife by three-time Caldecott Honor-recipient Molly Bang is set in nineteenth-century New England. After a shipbuilder rescues an injured goose, a mysterious woman arrives offering to work as a sail maker. She weaves sails of unparalleled quality and the two soon fall in love. But when a rich man orders a set of special sails, their happiness is threatened by an astonishing secret.
About the Author
Molly Bang is the acclaimed illustrator of over fifty books for children, including three Caldecott Honor books: When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry ; Ten, Nine, Eight ; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. She lives in Massachusetts and California.
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