Queen of the Sky

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Queen Of The Sky
Publish: 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814882002
Pages: 64
Language: English

Queen of the Sky

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4.6 rating
Synopsis:

Amelia is a modern, nine-year-old Peranakan Chinese girl. She adores her Great Grandmother whom she nicknamed GGM. GGM has lots of exciting tales to tell her about old Singapore. She takes Amelia to see the site of her old kampung, an attap-thatched village along the Kallang River where she had met Amelia’s famousnamesake and aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, the historical Queen of the Sky, in June1937.

GGM is very active and does not behave like a doddering Senior. She started skiing
at sixty and wants to do something adventurous for her 90th birthday.
But the entire family does not approve.

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Josephine Chia is happiest when she is in the dream world of writing. She has published 12 books of fiction and non-fiction in UK and Singapore. She lived in UK for over thirty years but have now returned to Singapore to live. She likes to weave anecdotes of her kampong days, Peranakan heritage, food, yoga and Singapore’s history into her stories.

Goodbye My Kampong is her sequel to her 2014 Singapore Literature Prize book , Kampong Spirit, Gotong Royong. Her first YA Fiction Novel, Big Tree in a Small Pot and her mid-graders’ Children’s non-fiction book, Growing Up In Kampong Potong Pasir were both launched at AFCC in September 2018. Her manuscript, Queen of the Sky, was shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2018.

Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and local newspapers over the years, including SINGA, The Straits Times, Dying For It and Eye/Feel/Write – Building Architectonics.

Josephine has won literary prizes and awards, both in UK and Singapore. Her short story, Tropical Fever, was featured in the anthology Blood, Sweat & Tears, and was one of the finalists for the Ian St. James Awards from Harper Collins. Her other short story, A Question of Choice, was awarded the 3rd Prize in the SWWJ (Society Of Women Writers & Journalists) Theodora Roscoe/Vera Brittain Cup 2007 Short Story Prize Competition. She has also written prize-winning articles that have won her accolades from SWWJ UK.

A familiar face in the literary arts scene, Josephine has spoken in both local and international writing festivals, schools and in several literary events. Outside of writing, she enjoys activities such as skiing and ten-pin bowling, and mentors aspiring writers as well.

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