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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Wonderful story of a young girl who grows into an old woman and shares her experiences of traveling the world. It is almost a Johnny Appleseed story of how she spreads Lupine seeds all over the world because they brought her so much joy, she wants to share it and make people happy.

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Great for a lesson on visualization! Wonderful imagery and description! 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.