A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness
Since the devastating 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan, there has been a renewed interest in origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Scholars suggest that paper folding probably originated in China where paper was invented; however, it was in Japan that the art-form flourished.
A Thousand Cranes also includes 48 sheets of tear-out origami paper which is a very nice feature. The papers are double-sided with color on one side and patterns on the other sided. [Photo: beautiful, double-sided, tear-out origami paper.]
Written in a clear and simple fashion, this book is a great, self-contained gift for beginner paper folders. Approx $10 from amazon: 24 pages long + 48 sheets of origami paper.