Miss Rumphius

Winner, National Book Awards 1983 for Children's Books - Picture Books, Hardcover

cover of Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
ISBN 9780670479580
Viking Books for Young Readers
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Barbara Cooney

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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.