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.
Author: Barbara Cooney
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—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 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.
Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney (New York: Viking/Penguin, 1982) SUMMARY
Like her grandfather, Alice Rumphius longs to travel around the world and live by
the sea. Her grandfather advises her that she must also do one other thing: ...
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.
Author: Jean Jamieson
Category: Children's literature
Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
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 ...
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.
L* What were some of the things Miss Rumphius did in the library? (She dusted
books, kept the books from getting mixed up, helped people find the books they
wanted, and read about faraway places.) *3 Which of the faraway places Miss ...
Author: Liz Rothlein
Publisher: Good Year Books
Category: Activity programs in education
Imaginative ideas and activities for popular children's books involve kids in music, pantomime, cooking, math, storytelling, geography, and much more! Provides bulletin board ideas, reproducibles, and answer key.
Story Comprehension Name Date A. Think about “ Miss Rumphius . " What were
the three things Miss Rumphius had told her grandfather she would do ? 1 . She
would go to faraway places . 2 . She would live beside the sea when she was old
Author: Virginia A. Arnold
Category: Readers (Primary)
Texts, teacher's editions, workbooks, skill practices, parent-child activities, tests, reteaching, comprehension, vocabulary, challenge, writing, teaching charts, transpatencies.
Miss Rumphius is the life story of Miss Alice Rumphius, otherwise known as the Lupine Lady, as told by her young niece and namesake, Alice.
Author: 117cd CD-Rom
Miss Rumphius is the life story of Miss Alice Rumphius, otherwise known as the Lupine Lady, as told by her young niece and namesake, Alice. When she was young, Miss Rumphius set two goals for herself: she would follow in her grandfather's footsteps and travel to faraway places, and then she would settle down in a house by the sea. Her grandfather tells her there is one more thing she must do. She must do something to make the world more beautiful. Little Alice agrees to honor her grandfather's request, but does not know she will do it. Alice grows up and accomplishes her goals of traveling the world and settling down by the sea. Still, Miss Rumphius wonders how she will make the world more beautiful. Then, one spring day, after having spent many months in bed with a bad back, Miss Rumphius discovers that the lupines she had planted in her garden had now spread to a nearby hill. The beautiful sight gives her an idea. Miss Rumphius orders five bushels of lupine seed and begins to sow them wherever she goes that summer. the next spring lupines are growing all over her seaside town. Miss Rumphius, now known as the Lupine Lady, has accomplished her grandfather's request by the simple act of planting flowers. Now a very old woman, Miss Rumphius entertains the neighborhood children with stories of faraway places. Her niece, Alice, says that she will follow in her aunt's footsteps and travel to faraway places, and then will settle by the sea. Aunt Alice tells her that there is one more thing she must do: she must do something to make the world more beautiful. Interactive CD-rom.
They are there for a purpose — to remind me of Miss Rumphius . Do you know
Miss Rumphius ? Perhaps you should . Alice Rumphius is the creation of author
and artist Barbara Cooney who still lives in Damariscotta , Maine . When Alice
Author: Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Publisher: B & H Publishing Group
For every person who has tried to "earn" his way to heaven, only to burn out in an attempt to live "the Christian life", McDowell affirms that our task is to recognize and gratefully accept God's amazing gift of grace--a gift He gives us that we can never earn.
Miss Rumphius , by Barbara Cooney Porter , is a story of a young girl and her
journey from adulthood to her elderly years . Throughout her life , she strives to
travel about the world , to live by the sea , and to make the world more beautiful .
Author: Timothy Rusnak
Shows how to promote character growth and discernment of right from wrong among schoolchildren of all age groups.
Find out what was missing , if anything . o keep track of the people and animals
on the island . Make a family tree for the people . Tell the story from ... Talk about
the ways Island Boy is like Miss Rumphius . Talk about other books in which the ...
Author: Carol Otis Hurst
Publisher: Tabor Pub
Miss Rumphius felt the world was “ pretty nice ! ” Have students take a poll of
people in your class or the whole school and ask individuals the following
questions : • Do you think the world is a nice place ? • Do you think most of the
people in ...
Author: Carol Sue Kruise
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Incorporated
Miss Rumphius ' grandfather worked to make the world better and taught Miss
Rumphius to do the same . Miss Rumphius wanted to make a better world , so
she planted flowers called lupines to make places more beautiful . Johnny ...
Category: Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Island Boy - Miss Rumphius . Audio Bkshelf . ( Pg . 1189 ) - The Little Juggler .
Ignatius Pr . ( Pg . 1374 ) -Miss Rumphius . Peng Put Young Read . ( Pg . 1536 ) *
Cooney , Barbara . Miss Rumphius . Weston Woods . ( Pg . 1536 ) Cooney ...
Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
Making the World More Beautiful Reading Activity Miss Rumphius hild ? Miss
Rumphius Introduction While Alice sat on her grandfather ' s lap listening to
stories of faraway places , she dreamed of going to those faraway places herself .
Author: Gerry Edwards
Publisher: Good Year Books
Category: Children's literature
Discovering World Cultures Through Literature promotes a better understanding of how different cultures interact with, adapt to, and depend upon their environment. Students will bring home a new appreciation and respect for the dynamic relationship that exists between nature and humanity.
After one or more readings of Miss Rumphius , students can discuss the following
prompts and respond to them in their journals . Provide time for teacher to read
and respond in written dialog to journal entries . * Miss Rumphius planted lupine
Author: Michelle Denise Haycock
Author: Carol Otis Hurst
Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Profiles a variety of picture books that are suitable for students in grade three and higher; includes a summary of the book, information about the art, and suggestions on how to apply the book to classroom curriculum.
Author: Janet Lovelady
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Puffin Books , New York . 1982 Grades : K 4
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ;
illustrated by Marc Simont Coward - McCann , New York . 1987 Grades : 2 – 3 A
Author: Craig Strang
Category: Aquatic biology
In a series of activities, students, grades 2-4, explore the environment of the sandy shore, from grains of sand to commonly found animals to more complex ecological interactions. You do not need to live near the ocean or be a science expert to do these activities. This unit fosters respect for the environment and all living things.
And there is the story of my own family , who lived in Manhattan and in Brooklyn ,
the two places pictured on the first page of Miss Rumphius . Alice ' s grandfather
was my great - grandfather , a German immigrant who painted pictures ...
Author: Charlotte F. Otten
Category: Literary Criticism
As Otten and Schmidt note in their preface, voice is a broad metaphor. Thus the 41 essays in this collection provide varied approaches, examining point of view, focus, selection of details, tone, and even illustrations as part of the narrative identity. Eight genres, including picture books, fantasy, realism, and biography, receive separate study in generally brief articles by writers and more substantial analyses by critics. . . . In her contribution, Jill Paton Walsh describes contemporary criticism as an `impenetrable thicket of technical terms.' In most cases, the critics here avoid jargon. They speak clearly, offering practical criticsm accessible to anyone seriously concerned about narrative technique in children's literature. Choice Although children's literature is now a recognized branch of English and American literature, much of the criticism of it has focused on teaching methodology, history, and basic exposition. Since children's books are no less a part of the literary tradition than adult books, there is room for new approaches to children's literature. While the importance of the voice of the narrator is emerging in criticism of adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, little has been written about this subject in children's literature. Examining the voice of the narrator can identify hitherto unexplored and unrecognized aspects of children's literature. The essays in this collection were contributed by noted authors and critics. Their inquiry is divided into eight genres--the illustrated book, folk literature and myth, fantasy, realism, poetry, historical fiction, biography, and informational books--and each genre is discussed in terms of the authorial voice and the critical voice. Each of the essays works toward an understanding of how the voice of the narrator functions in a given work or in the larger corpus of an author's work. The result is not only a greater understanding of how specific authors shape their material and how authors use voice for particular effects, but also how the narrator differs functionally from one genre to the next. This unique essay collection is particularly suited for use in children's literature courses. Because the contributors are some of the most significant authors and critics in children's literature in English, it should also be part of any academic library's holdings in the criticism of children's literature in particular and literary criticism in general.
Author: Barbara A. Lehman
Category: Literary Criticism
Shows how to create meaningful, intellectually stimulating programs of literary study that are developmentally appropriate for students' needs, interests, and experiences. This book provides a theoretically based model for creating developmentally appropriate literary study programs for elementary schools.