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Miss Rumphius [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 10" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Puffin
Age  4-8
ISBN  0140505393  
EAN  9780140505399  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  266 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 06:13.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
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Item Description...
Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

Publishers Description
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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More About Barbara Cooney

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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. A two-time Caldecott Medal winner, Cooney is known for beautifully illustrated books such as her adaptation of Chaucer'sThe Nun Preist's Tale (Caldecott Winner, 1959), andMiss Rumphius, winner of both the American Book Award and a New York Times citation in 1982."

Barbara Cooney lived in the state of Maine. Barbara Cooney was born in 1917 and died in 2000.

Barbara Cooney has published or released items in the following series...
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Beatiful  Jun 5, 2008
I just left home and school to live on my own as an intern in DC. I've been doing lots of responsible adult type activities, cooking, waking up early, cleaning etc and was feeling a little strange about feeling so old. As I was walking to work this morning, I took a slightly different route that had a house with lupines just covering their yard. They looked so beautiful in the morning. I immediately thought to myself "what was that book with these flowers??" and called up my lovely mother. It felt like a long lost dream. I could remember the symbolism, but not the specifics. When I was young, I think I was enthralled with little Alice being able to paint the clouds and even more so when she becomes a librarian and transforms the landscape by the sea. This is a truly amazing book. I'm going to walk to the library tonight and check it out again. It definitely made me appriciate beauty in the world as a child, and through my memory of it, as an adult.
Wonderful Book!  Apr 28, 2008
This book is a short biography of Barbara Conney's great Aunt Alice Rumphius, who grew up in New England, loved the sea, and wanted to visit faraway places. And also had an objective to do something to make the world more beautiful. I have always loved this book and have had that very same goal ever since the fifth grade when our homeroom teacher read it to us. The book concludes when Barbara Cooney the author says that her Aunt Alice (Miss Rumphius,) tells her that she too needs to do something to make the world more beautiful. But even SHE doesn't know yet what that could be. I personally think that she made the world more beautiful by writing and illustrated this masterpiece. Everybody young and old should have a copy.
Miss Rumphius  Mar 24, 2008
This book is beautifully illustrated and is an even more beautiful story of the passing on of values intergenerationally. We have read the soft-covered version to our daughter so often that it is in tatters and we needed to invest in the hard-covered version. Great Aunt Alice spends her life learning how she will choose to make the world a more beautiful place and passes the challenge to do the same to the next generation. If my daughter spends her life living the message of this book, I will have succeeded as a parent. Thank you Barbara Cooney for another great book!
gift idea  Feb 18, 2008
This book is one of my all-time favorites. What an inspirational story of living life with intention! Many reviewers here have already shared the details of the story, so I will simply add that this book makes a lovely gift- just tuck in a packet of lupine seeds!
Great book, great message  Jan 18, 2008
This was my daughter's favorite book when she was young. We purchased it this year for our friends' daughter. The story is sweet and it has a message that we should all try to make the world a better place.

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