Momoko Ishii – Children’s Author

Momoko Ishii – Children’s Author

Name Momoko Ishii
Profession Children’s Author
Date of Birth 1907-03-10
Place of Birth Japan
Age 101 yrs
Death Date 2008-04-02
Birth Sign Pisces

About Momoko Ishii

Notable as a writer and translator of works for children, Momoko Ishii is particularly remembered for her debut, bestselling work Non Chan Kumo Ni Noru.

Early Life Experience of Momoko Ishii

Before beginning her literary career, she studied English literature at the Japan Women’s University and went on to work for the Iwanami Shoten Publishing Company.

Trivia Info

Her numerous literary honors include a 1951 Japanese Minister of Education Award, the 1953 Kikuchi Kan Award, and the 1993 Japanese Art Academy Award.

Family Life and Relationship

She grew up in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Her childhood was the inspiration for her Yomiuri Prize winning, autobiographical work Maboroshi No Akai Mi.

Close Associates

In 1940, she translated the classic A.A. Milne work, Winnie the Pooh, into Japanese.

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