1982 年 31 巻 2 号 p. 1-10
Book reports on "Ishi Usu no Uta" (The Song of the Stone Mortar) reveal growing numbers of children who judge the work according to a narrowly based, pragmatic set of values, or those who reject the work out right. The children themselves are aware that they are confined within a cramped, fixed frame and would like to be free to produce more flexible conceptions. This becomes evident in the reports written by children powerfully moved by Miyazawa Kenji's "Yamanashi." To assess child-readers negatively contributes nothing to the solution of the problem.