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Miss Rumphius (ages 5-10) (o)

Author: Cooney, Barbara

Synopsis
"As a child (Alice Rumphius) dreamed of travel . . . and of a house by the sea; but Grandfather had made one further request: 'You must do something to make the world more beautiful.' The simple story is accompanied by glowing pictures."--The Horn Book. American Book Award. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis
Cooney's acclaimed, American Book Award-winning story comes to life with music, sound effects, and delicate illustrations. --This text refers to the
audio cassette edition of this title

Synopsis
Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

Card catalog description
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

Synopsis
"Because of a promise made to her grandfather, old Miss Alice Rumphiuswas nicknamed the Lupine Lady. As a child she had dreamed of travel in faraway places and of a house by the sea; but Grandfather had made one further request: '"You must do something to make the world more beautiful."' The youthfulAlice did travel, she did buy a little house by the sea, and as an old woman she did, indeed, make the world more beautiful. She scattered five bushels ofthe very best lupine seed around the countryside which, as the years passed, burst into a living legacy of blossoms." (Horn Book) "Preschool to grade three." (SLJ)

Annotation
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

From The Publisher
Now children can enjoy popular, best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes. They can read along with the book or just listen and enjoy the lively narration--complete with music and sound effects throughout each and every story. Pre-readers will love looking at all the wonderful illustrations as they learn to recognize words and expand their vocabulary. Entertaining and educational,Puffin Storytapesgive children a great headstart in reading!

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Miss Rumphius (ages 5-10) (o) 9780140505399
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