Circle of Cranes by Annette LeBox
Penguin, 2012. 9780803734432.
Interest level: Grades 5 and up.
13 year old Suyin’s story begins with her nearly losing her life to save a young crane in the marshes of a poor Chinese village. The bond that she forms with cranes and their mystical world of He Shan is all that sustains her in her struggle to survive being smuggled across the ocean to work in a North American sweatshop and to discover her roots.
15 thoughts on “Circle of Cranes”
This is so far a good book im in yhe progress of reading it!
lot’s of pepole have been saying this is a good book!!! am tempted to read!!! -smiles-
It is really good you should read it
I loved this book; it was sad but I really liked the book. I would say it is more for grades about 6-8 because it has violence and older youth subjects. I<3 this Book!!!!
its pretty goooood
I love this book! its sad and happy but also very intense.
recommend to grade 7 and up because it has violence
CRANES RULE 🙂
It is kinda sad but a very good overall.
I love how this story combines Chinese folk stories with a real life adventure. It was great to see a strong female character “win the day”. It was hard to put the book down and now I want to learn more about crane women and embroidery. The only thing I was unsure of was if the book took place in modern times or about 50 – 80 years ago.
I like how the cranes keep appearing out of no where.
love this book. Its sad how wing dies. I did’nt like how wing died. how does she die anyways?
I am still reading it but for now I dont really under stand it:(
This was soooooo good!
I am going to start this book today. This will be my 2nd myrca!
I voted for this book!