Totto-Chan's Children: A Goodwill Journey to the Children of the World
Product Descriptionby Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Kyongwon Kim (translation)
Korean title: Toto-ui Nunmul
size: 205*151mm; 304 pages. publisher: Chakka Chongshin, 2002.
About this book
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is Japan's most beloved TV personality. She has also been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for over fifteen years. This book records the journeys she made in this important capacity to visit the world's most unfortunate children in fourteen countries from 1984 to 1996. Readers will be shocked by her description of a six-year-old, undernourished boy who could not think, speak, walk, or run; all he could do was make unintelligible noises while herself for less than a dollar. "I'm so afraid I will get AIDS, but I have to eat tomorrow," she explained. And no one will forget the Indian boy who wished her health and happiness as he lay dying of tetanus.
This book, however, is more than just a sad or sentimental report on the world's dying children. Kuroyanagi's undeniable and universal love for kids gives her a rare gift for seeing beyond their struggle for survival. Indeed, it is her familiar descriptions of children at play - like all kids everywhere - that bring home the fact that they all deserve something better and that we ought to be doing more to give them a better chance at life.
This book is written in Korean only.
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