Miss Rumphius

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Viking Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
335 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
Also, to always take good advice from wise people. - LibraryThing
The art work is beautiful. - LibraryThing
Its a love story of a woman with her dream. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Loraine - Goodreads

Ms. Cooney's artwork--marvelous. And the story! No wonder it's still a child's favorite book, half a century later. If, like me, you are well over a century old and hadn't read Miss Rumphius, do so! Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Roberts - Goodreads

The lupine book! 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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