Despite having been written in first half of the 20th century, this book and its content resonate with questions one still faces nowadays. Under the appearance of being a book about the kind and caring relationship of a teenager boy and his uncle, it reveals itself to be invitation to look at life (the life, the lives, our life, etc.) from a different perspective and to look at it with kindness and courage. This book is not an elitist one: it is an easy read (the simple words and the length make it very accessible) but its content is not less valuable and powerful.
Published Dec. 17, 1937 by Shinchosha.