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A Rabbit's Eyes

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A moral cornerstone for aspiring and continuing teachers, this novel, written by a veteran of the vocation, has sold over a million copies and remains one of the most enduring achievements of modern Japanese literature. At the core, the challenges of teaching are the same the world over. Kenjiro Haitani's charming and profoundly moving reminder to keep faith with the kids ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Vertical
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Azat Sultanov
Mar 08, 2017 Azat Sultanov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Раз уж читал на русском, то и обзор будет на русском. В общем, под конец понравилась мне книга очень. Несколько раз смеялся. Разок чуть не прослезился. Трогательная история о школьниках и учителях. О том, что учитель это не просто тот, кто заходит в класс на 45 минут, а потом обо всем забывает.
Cam *is the worst*
Dec 02, 2013 Cam *is the worst* rated it really liked it


Outstanding and deeply touching little book about children (and also adults) and the importance of believing in them, supporting them and help their development, even the most confusing and difficult ones, children with disabilities or who come from poor backgrounds, because the reward is among the most precious a human being could ever experience.
We must learn from children and their simple, but truly effective way of communicating and relating to the world.
This is a little gem, among the Jap
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Jaci Millette
Jan 20, 2016 Jaci Millette rated it it was ok
Shelves: literary-fiction
I thought 2016 was the year of novellas for me, but it unwittingly transformed into the year of translations: so far I’ve read works from Chilean, Mexican, Danish, French, and in this case, Japanese authors. This story about a young, earnest, and kind-spirited teacher finding her footing in her first year of teaching the first grade introduces heartwarming lessons about judgment, class, and believing in youth. The young teacher, Ms. Kotani, finds advisership in the unorthodox teacher, Adachi, an ...more
Arminzerella
Ms. Kotani is a young teacher whose first teaching job serves up more than she expected. The school district includes the families who live and work in the disposal plant, and their children – in some cases – require some special attention. One of Ms. Kotani’s pupils, Tetsuzo, is obsessed with flies, and this causes problems when one of the other children inadvertently feeds the flies he’s been breeding to the classroom frogs. Tetsuzo’s resulting outburst (in protest) is viewed by most staff as ...more
Tara
Nov 01, 2009 Tara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Japanese fiction or society
I would give this more like 3 1/2 stars if that were possible. It is a story about a young teacher in Japan as she struggles with reaching 2 students with disabilities and injustices of the society. It is almost a coming of age for the teacher.
She learns that for her one student (most likely autism or Asperger's) that she has to reach him through his special interest, flies. Through flies, she teaches him to write and draw. Through experiments that she encourages he gains more knowledge that he
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lukk
Oct 03, 2011 lukk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-russian
Мне редко попадаются японцы, но только потому что первая моя страсть — это скандинавы, и им дается право скорейшего прочтения, всем остальным красный свет. А в этот раз мне захотелось чего-нибудь душевного и светлого — и я не прогадала.

“Не нужно быть Буддой, чтобы взглянуть в глаза кролику и увидеть мир его глазами”


Если серьезно — это потрясающая книга для детей. Она отличается от множества ей подобных тем, что идея «щас все плохо, но немного усилий — и хэппиэнд» в ней развернута правильно, ниче
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Anna Dragula
Mar 15, 2015 Anna Dragula rated it really liked it
I found the book, while I was looking for a book about young teacher in the school (maybe someone have more suggestions related to the topic). When I succeeded to do it, I brightened up when I found out that the author is the Japanese. The book is penetrated by the Japanese outlook and virtue. The message is the accepting and understanding of other people, who can be completely different from what you used to, which is only a starting point. The aftertaste is subtle, although pleasant and I woul ...more
Alexey
Apr 14, 2011 Alexey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edu
Книга очень душевная, трогательная и можно сказать «японская». Должна понравиться всем любителям художественных книжек об образовании и воспитании малышни.
Cherry
Oct 07, 2007 Cherry rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favourite-story
This is my first long story (youth literary)when I was young
I'm very impress with the story and the character in the story.

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Brittany
Aug 18, 2009 Brittany rated it really liked it
it was nice to read something that reminded me to stay aware of myself as a teacher and provided a great example of activism with young children.. quick and easy read, simple story.
Wonik Cho
Sep 08, 2014 Wonik Cho rated it really liked it
I don't like flies, but I like this book
Santa Shakya
Jul 10, 2014 Santa Shakya rated it it was amazing
Marvelous book.
I wish all the teachers could read it.
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