Mieko and the fifth treasure

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mieko and the fifth treasure

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure by Eleanor Coerr

When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Miekos nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she cant paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.
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Mieko and the Fifth Treasure

Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school.
Eleanor Coerr

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Thank you! It is this that Mieko, at ten a talented student of the art, fears she has lost after her hand is injured in the atomic blast that destroyed Nagasaki. Bitterly ashamed of her disfigured hand and soul , overwhelmed by homesickness she's been sent to her grandparents in the country , Mieko is most despondent because she can no longer paint. In time, the encouragement of her elders--and especially of a gentle new friend--help draw her out of her pain and isolation and she begins to paint again. As in Coerr's well- loved biographical Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes , the horrors of the bombing are not dwelt on here; again, the subtler underlying menace is a child's vulnerability to war.

Staying with her grandparents after the atomic bomb has been dropped on Nagasaki, ten-year-old Mieko feels that the happiness in her heart has departed forever and she will no longer be able to produce a beautiful drawing for the contest at school. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. May 19, History. By Eleanor Coerr. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks. Mieko and the fifth treasure Eleanor Coerr.

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