Miss Rumphius: story and pictures

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Puffin Books, Nov 1, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Now children can enjoy popular, best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes. They can read along with the book or just listen and enjoy the lively narration--complete with music and sound effects throughout each and every story. Pre-readers will love looking at all the wonderful illustrations as they learn to recognize words and expand their vocabulary. Entertaining and educational, "Puffin Storytapes" give children a great headstart in reading!

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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  - shaberstroh - LibraryThing

Good book to teach Main Idea and Theme. Main Idea - Miss Rumphius promises her grandfather when she is young that she witll travel the world, live by the sea and do something to make the world more ... 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

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About the author (1985)

Elinor Lander Horwitz is the author of a number of books for young and adult readers including "How To Wreck a Building, Sometimes It Happens" and "Contemporary American Folk Artists,"

Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers including "Miss Rumphius, Eleanor, Island Boy," and "Hattie and the Wild Waves," She is one of the few illustrators to have received the Caldecott Award twice, for "Chanticleer and the Fox" in 1959 and for "Ox-Cart Man" in 1980.