This engaging series of childhood recollections tells one 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.
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