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The secret of the blue glass

Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori

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In a dusty library, in the quietest corner of a house in a Tokyo suburb, live the Little People: Fern and Balbo, Robin and Iris. Just a few inches high, sleeping in cigarette boxes and crafting shoes from old book jackets, they need only one thing from their Humans, a nightly glass of milk, served in a sparkling Blue Glass goblet, by a trusted young member of the Human family. But when the Second World War comes to Japan, bringing a dangerous new kind of patriotism, both Humans and their beloved Little People face a world they could never before have imagined.

japanese title: Kokage no ie no kobitotachi
subjects: Juvenile fiction
genre: Children’s/Young Adult
ISBN: 9781782690344
OCLC number: 919220170
publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books
publication place: London
japanese publication date: 1967
english publication date: 2015
document type: Book
description: 192 pages ; 20 cm.