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The Crane (New York Review Children's Collection) Hardcover – 22 Apr 2004


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  • Hardcover: 98 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Children's (22 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159017075X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590170755
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.2 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,074,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ZIPPO1970 on 1 Aug. 2013
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I love this book i read it time after time when i was at junior school in the seventies and it is still a great read now. I'm not going to talk about the book as i don't want to spoil it all i can say is read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nell on 24 Feb. 2014
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I read this to my children many years ago. It's a great story. I was delighted to find it to send to my granddaughter. The edition is of high quality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
On Duty 8 Dec. 2008
By Manduca - Published on Amazon.com
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I share the high esteem of the other reviewers. I would not describe the book as about war, though war occurs. The book started slowly but ripened to a lovely fullness in the end. I read it to my kids and they enjoyed it. More than anything I found it about duty and finding meaning and joy in the faithful accomplishment of one's lifework. When I must work on a weekend or at night, the kids seem to understand when I tell them, "I am the crane man!" This is a book that will be welcomed in the homes of all those whose lives are lived with a proud and joyous devotion to family, friends, and work. It brought to mind the sentiment at the end of Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, "As the lively
and sparkling emotions of her early married live
cohered into an equable serenity, the finer movements
of her nature found scope in discovering to the
narrow-lived ones around her the secret (as she had
once learnt it) of making limited opportunities
endurable; which she deemed to consist in the cunning
enlargement, by a species of microscopic treatment, of
those minute forms of satisfaction that offer
themselves to everybody not in positive pain; which,
thus handled, have much of the same inspiring effect
upon life as wider interests cursorily embraced."
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A Parable of War 8 Jan. 2006
By suereview - Published on Amazon.com
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The Crane is a nice, interesting story. Behind the story is is the parable of what happens when war comes. It is a great lesson in life and a great classic
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