Miss Rumphius

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 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books and was included in School Library Journal's list of "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time.

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About the Author:

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.


Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Barbara Cooney
Illustrator Barbara Cooney
ISBN 0140505393
Publication Date Nov 6, 1985
Publisher Puffin
Award Winners National Book Winner
Language English