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Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi Translated by Dorothy Britton Asian Edition

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Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window is a children's book written by Japanese television personality and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. The book was published originally as 窓ぎわのトットちゃん (Madogiwa no Totto-chan) in 1981, and became an instant bestseller in Japan. The book is about the values of the unconventional education that Kuroyanagi received at Tomoe Gakuen, a Tokyo elementary school founded by educator Sosaku Kobayashi during World War II, and it is considered her childhood memoir. This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined learning with fun, freedom, and love. This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms, and it was run by an extraordinary man-its founder and headmaster, Sosaku Kobayashi--who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activity. In real life, the Totto-chan of the book has become one of Japan's most popular television personalities--Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. She attributes her success in life to this wonderful school and its headmaster. The charm of this account has won the hearts of millions of people of all ages and made this book a runaway bestseller in Japan, with sales hitting the 4.5 million mark in its first year. Paperback Publisher: Kodansha International Publication date: March 23, 2012 Language: English Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.7 x 7.2 inches Book length: 232 ISBN-10 1568363915 ISBN-13 978-1568363912 Best Sellers Rank: 112805 Totto/chan/little/girl/window/tetsuko/kuroyanagi/asian/dorothy/britton/japan/tv/children/story/book/wwii/japanese/translation/novel/literature/school/reading

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