As a child, Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raizel - LibraryThing
As a child, Alice Rumphius is encouraged by her grandfather to "to go faraway places,' 'to live beside the sea' when she is old, and 'do something to make the world more beautiful.' SPOILER: Many ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herethere - LibraryThing
Lovely lesson on what we can do with this one precious life. Miss Rumphius lives a full life but the book reminds us that unless we make the world more beautiful, we haven't yet done what we need to. Lovely pictures, a great read with children. Read full review