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Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko; Britton, Dorothy, translator.

Totto-Chan, the Little Girl At the Window = Madogiwa No Totto-Chan. English

Totto-Chan, the Little Girl At the Window = Madogiwa No Totto-Chan. English

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Tokyo ; New York: Kodansha International ; New York: Distributed by Kodansha International/USA through Harper & Row, 1982. First hardback edition; first English lang. ed. 195 pages: illustrations; 22 cm. Fine copy with personal owner name and ate to front free endpaper, else fine. Hardcover. ISBN: 4770010109 ((;); 9784770010100

Translation of: Madogiwa no Totto-chan. by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi; translated by Dorothy Britton. "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"-- "Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (born 1933) is a renowned Japanese actress, talk show host, and author. She is best known internationally for her book "Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window," a memoir of her experiences as a child in an alternative school in Tokyo during World War II. The book has been translated into multiple languages and is one of the best-selling books in Japanese history. In addition to her writing, Kuroyanagi is a celebrated television personality in Japan. She has hosted the talk show "Tetsuko's Room" since 1975, making it one of the longest-running talk shows in Japanese television history. The show has featured interviews with a wide range of guests, from international celebrities to influential figures in Japanese society. Kuroyanagi is also known for her philanthropic work. She has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1984, and she established the Totto Foundation, which supports professional training for aspiring actors and actresses. Throughout her career, Kuroyanagi has been a trailblazer in Japanese media and a champion for children's rights and education. Her work continues to have a significant impact both in Japan and around the world.."

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