Catalogue


Miss Rumphius /
story and pictures by Barbara Cooney.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Viking Press, [1982]
description
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.
ISBN
0670479586
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Viking Press, [1982]
isbn
0670479586
abstract
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.
catalogue key
2819905
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Book Awards, USA, 1983 : Won
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Summaries
Authored Title
Miss Rumphius wonders how she can make the world more beautiful.
Main Description
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.
Unpaid Annotation
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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