A beautifully illustrated retelling of an ancient Japanese folktale by Molly Bang, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books including the Caldecott Honor Books Ten, Nine, Eight ; The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher ; and When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry . . . Business returns to a once-prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances. The Paper Crane is illustrated with cut-paper collages and paintings. It is a wonderful book to use with children learning about patterns in storytelling. A delight to the eye and imagination.-- The Horn Book . An enchanting book.-- School Library Journal Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Business returns to a once prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances.