Miss Rumphius

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Beautifully illustrated, Miss Rumphius depicts the life of the title character as she goes about fulfilling three goals, to:

•  Live by the sea
•  Go to faraway places
•  Make the world a more beautiful place

The art alone makes it worth the read, but this story of the “Lupine Lady” weaves in independence, history, and perseverance to create a tale that has touched many lives.

Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of its publication, 1982.

Author Barbara Cooney is a prolific children’s book illustrator and is the recipient of two Caldecott Medals:

Ox-Cart Man in 1980

Chanticleer the Fox in 1959

Author Barbara Cooney
For Ages 4 to 8 years
Pages 32 pages
Format Paperback
Awards American Book Award

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