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Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window Epub Á
  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  • English
  • 07 July 2017
  • 4770020678

Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window[Ebook] ➠ Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window Author Tetsuko Kuroyanagi – Essayreview.co.uk 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 fo This engaging series of childhood Little Girl Epub Û 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.


About the Author: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is an internationally Little Girl Epub Û famous Japanese actress, a talk show host, a best selling author of children bookShe founded the Totto Foundation, named for the eponymous and autobiographical protagonist of her book Totto chan, The Little Girl at the Window The Foundation professionally trains deaf actors, implementing Kuroyanagi s vision of bringing theater to the deafIn , in recognition of her charitable works, Kuroyanagi was appointed to be a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, being the first person from Asia to hold this position During the late s and the s, she visited many developing countries in Asia Totto-chan: The PDF/EPUB or and Africa for charitable works and goodwill missions, helping children who had suffered from disasters and war as well as raising international awareness of the situations of children in poor countries Kuroyanagi has raisedthan million for the UNICEF programmes that she has been involved in, through television fund raising campaigns She also used the royalties from her bestselling book, Totto chan, to contribute to UNICEFIn , Kuroyanagi published the book Totto chan s Children, which was based on her experience working for as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador from to Kuroyanagi is a director of the Japanese The Little Girl MOBI ï branch of the World Wildlife FundKuroyanagi has twice brought America s National Theater of the Deaf to Japan, acting with them in sign languageFor her involvement in media and television entertainment, Kuroyanagi won the Japanese Cultural Broadcasting Award, which is the highest television honour in Japan Since then, she has been voted times as Japan s favourite television personality, for the show Tetsuko s Room In , Kuroyanagi became the first recipient of the Global Leadership for Children Award, which was established by UNICEF in the th anniversary of the World Summit for Children In May , Kuroyanagi received Order of the Sacred Treasure in recognition of her two decades of service for the world s children.


10 thoughts on “Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

  1. says:

    Madogiwa no Totto chan Totto chan The Little Girl at the Window, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi 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 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 ed Madogiwa no Totto chan Totto chan The Little Girl at the Window, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi 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 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 The book begins with Totto chan s mother coming to know of her daughter s expulsion from public school Her mother realizes that what Totto chan needs is a school wherefreedom of expression is permitted Thus, she takes Totto chan to meet the headmaster of the new school, Mr Kobayashi From that moment a friendship is formed between master and pupil 1994 1373 194 1393 9789641852575 20 1391 221 1392 9786001195693

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    Totto chan The Little Girl at the Window was written by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a Japanese actress, who wrote this memoir based on her childhood experience at Tomoe Gakuen primary school, before World War II.Totto chan, who was labeled as a troublemaker by her teacher, was forced to leave school Her anxious mother then took her to Tomoe Gakuen, a school ran by headmaster Mr Kobayashi, who had utterly different views on schooling than the other educators of his time He was an educator who believe Totto chan The Little Girl at the Window was written by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a Japanese actress, who wrote this memoir based on her childhood experience at Tomoe Gakuen primary school, before World War II.Totto chan, who was labeled as a troublemaker by her teacher, was forced to leave school Her anxious mother then took her to Tomoe Gakuen, a school ran by headmaster Mr Kobayashi, who had utterly different views on schooling than the other educators of his time He was an educator who believed respect, encouragement and freedom are keys to a child s better development than punishment and boxing the child according to adults own liking.I first read this book when I was a kid, probably about Totto chan s age or a bit older Reading this book memoir as a kid is the same like reading a fairytale of a little girl stumbling into Wonderland In a sense, Totto chan s experience in Tomoe Gakuen really is nothing less than a fairytale comes true Totto chan and her friends studied in classrooms made of train carriages due to the lack of fund for real classrooms , their teachers taught them to dance, to express themselves freely and gave out nontraditional lessons, their headmaster spent time listening to what the children had to say and talked to them like equalsthere re so muchto be explored as we follow Totto chan making new discoveries about herself and the world around her And through the writing, you can sense there s always love, so much love surrounding the children love among parents and children, among Totto chan and friends, among teachers and students.But happiness always comes to an end, just like every childhood must With the approaching of war and food shortage, Totto chan slowly learnt the harsh truth of life through the death of her friends, etc The small wonders and adventures of the children was view spoiler slowly and surely engulfed by war, eventually Tomoe Gakuen was burnt to the ground during a bombing, and was never rebuilt.This is a heartbreaking end to a wonderful story hide spoiler I admit I had tear in my eyes whenever I recalled the events and the endearing characters in Totto chan It is a book which is both insightful, rich and moving at the same time If you ever encountered someone who s like headmaster Mr Kobayashi, then count yourself a lucky soul

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    I believe books can do magic They can hypnotize you, they can make you laugh, they can even break your heart or they can take you to a journey you may have never dreamt of Yeah, books are magic And this book of Totto chan is the greatest magic I have come across recently I don t think only five stars can truly express my feelings for this book Totto Chan, a first grader, Japanese girl lived in a world of her own She loved to talk, loved to make new friends and always has a heap of questions I believe books can do magic They can hypnotize you, they can make you laugh, they can even break your heart or they can take you to a journey you may have never dreamt of Yeah, books are magic And this book of Totto chan is the greatest magic I have come across recently I don t think only five stars can truly express my feelings for this book Totto Chan, a first grader, Japanese girl lived in a world of her own She loved to talk, loved to make new friends and always has a heap of questions in her little head about everything Sometimes she wanted to be a spy and sometimes a stationmaster Precious little girl Totto chan But this attitude of her got her expelled from her boring, traditional school Can you believe it They actually expelled a first grader Young Totto chan had no idea what might have happened while her mother took her to a new school, Tomoe It was not a bit like the previous one In that school, the classes were taken in abandoned railroad cars Yes, real railroad cars This made Totto chan to fall in love with her new school at the first sight When she met the headmaster, Mr Kobayashi, the first question she asked him was if he was a headmaster or a stationmaster The headmaster laughed and listened everything Totto Chan had to say without yawning That made her the happiest person of the world She couldn t wait any longer to start her first day at that fun school Totto chans days were like dreams in there The school didn t force them to study a particular subject They could start their day with any subjects they liked They would sing before eating Chew, chew, chew it well,Everything you eat Chew it and chew it and chew it and chew it,Your rice and fish and meat Fascinating, right The teachers would also take them on a stroll after the lunch They even used their assembly hall as camping site But things went bad during the Second World War People died, got wounded, cities got bombed, there were scarcity of food Totto chans happy days also turned into gloomy ones At first, she lost her best friend Yasuaki chan died I was literally crying when Totto chan whispered to Yasuaki chan Maybe we ll meet again somewhere when we re much older And maybe your polio will be cured by thenThen she lost her another best friend, her dog Rocky She was sad, really sad.But the saddest thing happened later.her school her beloved school was burned down The dream of Mr Kobayashi disappeared amid of flames These are not fantasies These things actually happened The little Totto chan herself wrote this book Yes, it is the story of Japanese celebrity author Tetsuko Kuroyanagi At first I thought it s a fiction But it turned out to be nonfiction I love this book so much Totto chan was really lucky and so were the other kids who had the opportunity to spend their childhood in a school like Tomoe, which taught them to live and laugh This book has filled my heart with some innumerable emotions I laughed, I cried, I felt happy, I started missing my school life Although it wasn t as dreamy as Tomoe, I loved it and I still miss it School life was undoubtedly the best part of my life just like Totto chans

  4. says:

    Got this as a present from a Totto chan look alike Had a sheer delightful read.

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Gosh at last i finished this book, took me 2 days to finish And here is my reviewSplendid and awesome, highly recommended to those who are interested in childhood story and education.Totto chan is a girl that full of passions and very active With such personal traits it is not easy for a traditional school to educate her She ended up being expelled from her first school because the teacher just couldn t manage her, she is such a nuisance to the others Teachers eventually gave up on her and s Gosh at last i finished this book, took me 2 days to finish And here is my reviewSplendid and awesome, highly recommended to those who are interested in childhood story and education.Totto chan is a girl that full of passions and very active With such personal traits it is not easy for a traditional school to educate her She ended up being expelled from her first school because the teacher just couldn t manage her, she is such a nuisance to the others Teachers eventually gave up on her and sadly she was expelled from her first school.Her mother then sent her to Tomoe, and alternative school where the studying activities done in fun way, the pupils were given so much room to express their creativity, they were encouraged to go out and play, understand the nature, get the first hand experience from the real life practitioner the farmer There is no such thing as fixed seating arrangement in this school, children were free to chose in which chair they wanted to seat, and even they can even pick the subject they want to study, in short they were given such luxury of freedom which they wont get it in a conventional school, thanks to head master Mr Kobayashi the person she adored very much He is children loving teacher, who traveled and study the education in Europe and came back to Japan to set up the school of his dream.Tobby Chan enjoyed school life very much, and this book is compilation of the experiences she went through during that school period, the setting was in Japanese world war 2 period.There are some story that touched me and remind me how innocent we were as a children When she found coin in the train and felt guilty but somehow she hid the money in the thicket hole only eventually found out later that the money mysteriously disappeared I still thinking where the hell the money gone The other time when she jumped onto the piece of paper that laying on the school ground only to find out that it was a temporary cover of a cesspool, and other time she ended up jumping into mixture of wall plaster and get suck in there until mother come to the rescue.And as a child she had to deal with the feeling of loss She lost her German shepherd Rocky, the big one who is very loyal to her yet he once bitten her ear to bleed , lost his buddy Takahashi with whom she climbed her school tree together this is very sad part She went to hospital to visit the wounded soldiers, and console them by singing some children songs and yet since she didn t know the songs she only stood there silence and she eventually sang her heart out the very simple song the used to sing before having their lunch and miraculously brought the soldier to tears very touching part The book is ended with American bombardment, the school was destroyed completely, and until Mr Kobayahi died he couldn t rebuild the school and it turned out that the very area where the school stood it consisted of some used car trains now converted into a shopping mall Sad ending indeed But all in all it is very good book to read and worth reading, highly recommended one

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    I stumbled upon an important book the other day.I probably found it because K is next to J and when I m in a used bookstore, I always look for Tove Jansson books.On this day at Retold Tales I noticed a little book called Totto Chan The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi The brief dust jacket description told me it was a person s true recollections about a school of fun, freedom, and love that met in old train cars.I started reading it there on the floor and knew I d buy it I fi I stumbled upon an important book the other day.I probably found it because K is next to J and when I m in a used bookstore, I always look for Tove Jansson books.On this day at Retold Tales I noticed a little book called Totto Chan The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi The brief dust jacket description told me it was a person s true recollections about a school of fun, freedom, and love that met in old train cars.I started reading it there on the floor and knew I d buy it I finished it in just a couple days Tetsuko Kuroyanagi writes her memories of this unusual and special school in Japan during the time of World War II It s a beautiful and inspiring little book.The school, Tomoe, was created by someone named Sosaku Kobayashi who believed children should learn in freedom with much self expression He told his teachers Leave them to nature Don t cramp their ambitions Their dreams are bigger than yours The author writes many beautiful stories of the small and large ways Sosaku Kobayashi crafted a loving space for children of different abilities, interests, and backgrounds He and his wife made sure each child had enough food to eat, could find and pursue what intrigued them, and felt valued and good Tetsuko writes about Sosaku s habit of telling her many, many times You re really a good girl, you know and how she kept that message in her heart throughout life.She first came to Tomoe after being expelled from First Grade at another school At that school, she endlessly opened and closed her desk, ran to the window during class, and other things her teacher just couldn t tolerate At Tomoe, her life changed.The school was not fancy Instead, it was full of enthusiasm, creativity, and trust that children will follow their interests and learn well if given the right support and freedom As John Holt much later wrote All I am saying can be summed up in two words Trust Children Totto chan is a beautiful book showing one model of a school that doesn t require students to conform, but instead nurtures and celebrates them.I think you should know going in that things end very sadly No one is injured in the event, but Tomoe is destroyed by an American bomber and the children must move on to other schools I appreciated knowing this before reaching that point in the story Without time to prepare myself, I think it would have been too devastating The book ends withinformation on what each person went on to do in life.Totto chan is a book I missed until now and I m so glad I stumbled upon it Aren t quirky bookstores great Let s take the inspiration of Tomoe and createandopportunities for children to grown up in nature, in love, and with the reminder, over and over, that they are good

  7. says:

    How much better the world will be if parents and teachers could see what this book tries to say so beautifullyTotto chanis a story that, if understood in spirit, would result in children who grow up to be sensitive adults and an education that equips children with the learning about themselves and forming healthy relationships with the world around them, and not merely with the expertise in passing this examination, and topping that Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, I love you for having written this Y How much better the world will be if parents and teachers could see what this book tries to say so beautifullyTotto chanis a story that, if understood in spirit, would result in children who grow up to be sensitive adults and an education that equips children with the learning about themselves and forming healthy relationships with the world around them, and not merely with the expertise in passing this examination, and topping that Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, I love you for having written this Your experience at Tomoe is the one I wish every child could have You have inadvertently kept the promise you made to Mr Kobayashi, you have taught meabout teaching than any of the professors at my teacher training institute ever has Thank you Everyone else, I would really like you to read this whenever you have time And most importantly, think about it Happy Reading

  8. says:

    Beautiful and poetically written A nostalgic read, too Brought me to tears at the near endingThe Girl at the Windowis a memoir written in bits and snippets of the author s real experiences at her beloved school, Tomoe Gakuen It is no ordinary school Trains served as the classrooms because of the lack of funds and it was a difficult time with war brewing around the corner.Sosaku Kobayashi is the headmaster of the school who acts like both parent and teacher figure Even after his death, Beautiful and poetically written A nostalgic read, too Brought me to tears at the near endingThe Girl at the Windowis a memoir written in bits and snippets of the author s real experiences at her beloved school, Tomoe Gakuen It is no ordinary school Trains served as the classrooms because of the lack of funds and it was a difficult time with war brewing around the corner.Sosaku Kobayashi is the headmaster of the school who acts like both parent and teacher figure Even after his death, he has set a huge impression on the students of Tomoe He s truly inspirational He has a huge passion in children and teaching Even though the book states that Tomoe eventually burnt down and was never rebuilt I believe the school still exists in the hearts of all 50 students The memory of Tomoe lived on through this lovely book

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Ending was a bit tragic though and the story should have been a bit longer.

  10. says:

    Reread this memorable book that i ve read it when i was in elementary school I m trying to fly away in sweet memorable things in elementary school This book is awesome I always had a warm feeling after read it It should be required reading for anyone involved in education and highly recommended to you and all of parentsFavorite QuoteHaving eyes, but not seeing beauty having ears, but not hearing music having minds, but not perceiving truth having hearts that are never moved and ther Reread this memorable book that i ve read it when i was in elementary school I m trying to fly away in sweet memorable things in elementary school This book is awesome I always had a warm feeling after read it It should be required reading for anyone involved in education and highly recommended to you and all of parentsFavorite QuoteHaving eyes, but not seeing beauty having ears, but not hearing music having minds, but not perceiving truth having hearts that are never moved and therefore never set on fire These are the things to fearPunya mata, tapi tidak melihat keindahan punya telinga, tapi tidak mendengar musik punya pikiran, tapi tidak memahami kebenaran punya hati tapi hati itu tidak pernah tergerak dan karena itu tidak pernah terbakar Itulah hal hal yang harus ditakuti page 117, Indonesian edition

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