"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."--P. 2 of jacket.
I wish I had a school like that. But since it doesn't exist anymore, I'm glad that I had, at least the chance to read about this magical, ideal, school