A farmer marries a beautiful stranger, not realizing she is the crane he has recently rescued from death. To help provide for them, she weaves beautiful cloth, cautioning her husband he must not watch her at work. When he breaks his promise, sees her agony, and learns her secret, he loses everything he holds dear. ALA Notable Children's Book.

The Crane Wife 1987, Mulberry Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780688070489

Trade paperback

The Crane Wife 1981, William Morrow & Company

ISBN-13: 9780688004965

Unknown binding

Crane Wife 1920,

ISBN-13: 9784834007572

Japanese Ed