Miss Rumphius  -     By: Barbara Cooney
Buy Item $13.49 Retail: $17.99 Save 25% ($4.50) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Miss Rumphius

Viking Juvenile / Hardcover

$13.49 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $17.99
|
Save 25% ($4.50)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW479580

Current Promotions

Product Description

When Miss Rumphius was little, she would sit on her grandfather's lap and listen to his stories of faraway places-and she would say "When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places, and when I grow old, I too will live beside the sea." However, her grandfather gives her a third charge-to do something that makes the world more beautiful. And Alice grows up to do just that. She takes a job as a librarian far away from the salt air, travels to distant locations, and moves back by the sea. However, she knows she must still do something to make the world more beautiful. After watching the Lupines grow by her house, she has a wonderful idea.

A picture book full of meaning, the gorgeous paintings capture the very essence of New England by the sea and the many stops of her life along the way. Winner of the American Book Award. Hardcover.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Viking Juvenile
Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0670479586
ISBN-13: 9780670479580
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Saxon Math K, Meeting Book
    Saxon Math K, Meeting Book
    Saxon Publishing / 1994 / Trade Paperback
    $13.99 Retail: $15.90 Save 12% ($1.91)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW729218
  2. The Beginner's Bible ®: Timeless Children's Stories, Deluxe Edition
    The Beginner's Bible ®: Timeless Children's Stories, Deluxe Edition
    ZonderKidz / 2011 / Hardcover
    $13.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 44% ($11.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW725886
  3. Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC's to Help You Grow
    Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC's to Help You Grow
    Kenneth N. Taylor
    Tyndale House / 2009 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW333106
  4. First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 1
    First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 1
    Jessie Wise
    Peace Hill Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 33% ($4.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW339443

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search