The secret of the blue glass

ISBN: 9781782690344, 1782690344
OCLC Number: 919220170
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Tomiko Inui
Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori
Language: en
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Place: London
Japanese Copyright Year: 1967
English Publication Date: 2015
Notes: Japanese title: Kokage no ie no kobitotachi
Abstract: 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.