Ms. Flygirl’s Fantastic Five Days by Miho Madarame

Ms. Flygirl’s Fantastic Five Days is a new children’s book by Miho Madarame.

This collection of short fantasies for kids (ages 6-8) chronicles the adventures of Ms. Flygirl. Independent and creative Ms. Flygirl, who lives in a yellow helicopter named Sky Daisy, is ready to bravely embark upon new escapades. She bakes pastries with letters inside, takes part in a chorus contest with creatures in the forest, helps a kitty to look for his twin brother, and plants a remarkable flower garden. Readers will enjoy her happy, warm personality and getting to know a variety other interesting characters in these witty short stories.


About the Author:

Miho Madarame was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.

She graduated from Tokyo University of Education (now Tsukuba University) and then studied in graduate school in Humanities at The University of Chicago. She holds a BA in English literature, MA in Humanities, and ABD in History of Culture.

In 1984 she won a literary competition of children’s literature, and her first book Princess Flies in the Sky was published by Poplar Publishing, one of the biggest publishers for children’s books in Japan. Subsequently, she wrote 30 more books. She also translated many children’s books from English into Japanese, including Peter Pan and the Thomas the Tank Engine series.

After she moved to the United States, she studied drawing at the Glassel Art School in Houston, TX.

She currently divides time between Scottsdale, Arizona and San Diego, California.

 

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