Miss Rumphius

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Viking Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
343 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 enjoyed the writing, plot, and pictures. - LibraryThing
I loved the illustrations! - LibraryThing
Its not a love story between a man and a woman. - LibraryThing
Also, to always take good advice from wise people. - LibraryThing
Lovely pictures, a great read with children. - LibraryThing
The art work is beautiful. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Kevin Hull - Goodreads

Beautiful and heartfelt portrait of the circle of life, the good times and the bad. Outstanding. Read full review

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User Review  - La-Shanda - Goodreads

Miss Rumphius is a book about character and devotion for humanity. "You must do something to make the world more beautiful," is a memorable and powerful thought. Read full review

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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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