Synopses & Reviews
A beloved classicwritten by a beloved Caldecott winneris 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, the illustrations have been reoriginated, 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.
"This makes an ideal addition to women's history units."
"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them."
"[An] easygoing picture-book biography."
"A concise, breezy chronology. Atwell's folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book's themes of excitement and change."
"Atwell's cheery, doll-like figures and joyful colors are a good match for the woman who insisted that children's library space should be vibrant and stimulating."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Good and bad moods alike can be contagious, as this rainy-day story handily demonstrates."
"This will be ideal to share in late winter when everyone is suffering from the winter blues and needs a reminder to make the most of the gloom and gray."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"Two very different attitudes about the weather go head-to-head in Linda Ashman's buoyant Rain!"
and#8212;New York Times Book Review
"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.
Cooney's beloved American Book Award winner now comes to Puffin Storytime. The package comes with an audio CD with a professional reading of this beloved story. Full color.
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.
A picture book biography about librarian Anne Carroll Moore who, as the New Yorker said, "more or less invented the children's library."
Once upon a time, American children couldnand#8217;t borrow library books. Reading wasnand#8217;t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first childrenand#8217;s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the worldand#8217;s best childrenand#8217;s books in many different languages.
An intergenerational story of howand#160;a good attitudeand#160;canand#160;chase away the blues at any age.
One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, and#8220;Rain!and#8221; Across town a grumpy man grumbles, and#8220;Rain.and#8221; In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddlesand#8212;and#8220;Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!and#8221;and#8212;while the old man curses the and#8220;dang puddles.and#8221; Can the boyand#8217;s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?
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. A two-time Caldecott Medal winner, Cooney is known for beautifully illustrated books such as her adaptation of Chaucer's The Nun Preist's Tale
(Caldecott Winner, 1959), and Miss Rumphius
, winner of both the American Book Award and a New York Times citation in 1982.