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
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.