Miss Rumphius: Story and Pictures, Volume 34
Puffin Books, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—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, the illustrations have been reoriginated, 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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Both children and adults will enjoy this book.User Review - Laurie - Christianbook.com
This book is a favorite with my third graders. Younger children will enjoy it too. The book makes you think what you can do "to make the world more beautiful." It also has beautiful pictures. Read full review
Great bookUser Review - silverspringer - Overstock.com
This is a lovely childrens book. Its one of the few I know that is about a strong woman who doesnt marry or have children. And she ahs a great and satisfying life. Its good to give our children options. Read full review