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Miss Rumphius

As a child, Alice Rumphius had three dreams: to travel the world, to live in a house by the sea, and to leave the world a more beautiful place. She's done the first two, but she isn't sure how to manage the third. Then she remembers her love of wildflowers, particularly lupines, and discovers her purpose: she will plant lupins along the coast of Maine for everyone to enjoy!

Barbara Cooney's classic tale 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. This gorgeous title, which 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, is sure to leave kids looking for their own wildflowers to tend and enjoy.

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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.

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Barbara Cooney
Illustrator Barbara Cooney
ISBN 0670479586
Publication Date Nov 6, 1985
Publisher Puffin
Award Winners National Book Winner
Language English