Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window
Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window is a autobiographical memoir 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.The Japanese name of the book is an expression used to describe people who have failed.
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Madogiwa no Totto-chan
date of publication: 1981