Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney

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Back of Book:  This is 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 She becomes the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went and makes the world more beautiful.

My Review:  This is a well written story that has an almost timeless quality to it. It discusses the importance of learning as much as possible and making the world a better place. Alice Rumphius travels the world. The book gives examples of the places she traveled and paints a beautiful picture for readers of different countries. Near the end of her life Alice decides to plant five pounds of lupine seeds so that the entire state of Maine could see the beautiful flowers every year. I had never heard of a lupine flower so this book allowed me to learn something new. This story has fabulous illustrations and is a Caldecott winner.             This is a beautiful story and focuses on how one person can make a huge difference if they are willing to try.

Ages 8 and up

32 Pages

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