Miss Rumphius

Front Cover
Viking Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
66 Reviews
A beloved classic is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, Viking has reoriginated the illustrations, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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I loved the illustrations! - LibraryThing
The pictures are beautiful. - LibraryThing
Its not a love story between a man and a woman. - LibraryThing
The art work is beautiful. - LibraryThing
Its a love story of a woman with her dream. - LibraryThing
This is another book that has beautiful pictures. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Nancy (Colorado) - Goodreads

Great for a lesson on visualization! Wonderful imagery and description! Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael Mack - Goodreads

Miss Rumphius is a story of a girl and her desire to accomplish three things: live in a house near the sea, travel to faraway places and make the world a more beautiful place. These goals were put ... Read full review

About the author (1982)

Like Miss Rumphius, the late Barbara Cooney traveled the world, lived in a house by the sea in Maine, and, through her art, made the world more beautiful.

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