The Paper CraneBook - 1985
A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances
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