Miss Rumphius

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Viking Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
72 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  - foraclass - LibraryThing

The best way that I can describe this book is that it is a great little story about living life and doing what you want and love. The main character grows up listening to adventures that her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Swade0710 - LibraryThing

I LOVE this book. It is one I will share with other families for many years to come. It is a wonderful story about a wonderful old woman and her desire to change the world even if it only ends up being the her little world. 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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