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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
|For Ages||4 to 8 years|
|Awards||American Book Award|
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