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Miss Rumphius

Written & illustrated by Barbara Cooney
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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.

What Kind of Book is Miss Rumphius

Quotes from Miss Rumphius

  • “From the porch of her new house Miss Rumphius watched the sun come up; she watched it cross the heavens and sparkle on the water; and she saw it set in clory in the evening. She started a little garden among the rocks that surrounded her house, and she planted a few flower seeds in the stony ground. Miss Rumphius was almost perfectly happy.”
  • “My great-aunt Miss Alic Rumphius climbed tall mountains where the snow never melted. She went through jungles and across deserts. She saw lions playing and kangaroos junping. And everywhere she made friends she would never forget.”

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Who Wrote Miss Rumphius

author & illustrator
Barbara Cooney

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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Book Details

ISBN:
9780670479580
Publication Date:
November 8, 1982
Text Details:
Set in Goudy Oldy Style.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
82002837
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
8283185
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0670479586
Lexile:
680L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5028
ATOS Book Level:
3.8
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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