|aMiss Rumphius |bstory and pictures |cby Barbara Cooney.
|aNew York |bPuffin Books|c1985.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c21 x 26 cm.
|aAs 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.
Barbara Cooney這一個美麗的故事，訴說著自然之美如何存在一個永恆性，在代代之間引發共鳴、傳承。這本Cooney 精緻的圖文作品，除了得到美國圖書奬外，也獲得鮑登學院美術館永久收藏。行文之間結合Cooney清新風格的插圖，值得親子細細共讀，體會自然永恒流轉之美。【文∕博客來外文館】
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 Rumphiusreceived 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.
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.