Miss Rumphius: Barbara Cooney

Miss Rumphius

Author/Illustrator: Barbara Cooney
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Year: 1982
Brief Summary: Alice Rumphius dreams of traveling the world and living by the sea when she’s ready to settle, but her grandfather tells her she must do one more thing: to make the world more beautiful.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

  • Plant life cycle: how did the lupines come to grow over the hill where Miss Rumphius did not plant.  How does a seed travel?  Read alongside A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston and learn more about seeds.
  • What would you do to make the world more beautiful?  Write or draw about your idea.  How are some steps you can make that happen?

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Science: seeds, plant life cycle
  • Text-to-text connections
  • Text-to-self connections

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. N/A
Accessed at: Personal Library


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