Miss Rumphius: 10/30/13
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is the story of Alice Rumphius, who wants two things in life: to travel and to make the world a more beautiful place.
When travel isn't an option, Alice Rumphius settles on a comfortable life in a house by the sea. She takes lupine seeds where ever she goes, scattering them along the way. She leaves behind a legacy of beautiful lupine hillsides.
The edition I read featured beautiful prints restored from the original artwork. Those illustrations are on permanent display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.