Title: Miss Rumphius
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition
Clean pages. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Fair condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has moderate to heavy edge wear, creasing, rubbing, chipping. (Y79). Bookseller Inventory # 100330732
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: Like Miss Rumphius, the late Barbara Cooney traveled the world, lived in a house by the sea in Maine, and, through her art, made the world more beautiful.
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