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Miss Rumphius
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney
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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.
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thejessashmore
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney
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This book, an American Book Award winner, is about a woman who travels the world to make beautiful differences to overall make the world a better, more beautiful place

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thejessashmore
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

Personally I would not use this in my future classroom, because not even I had the attention span to read the whole book. I do like the message it portrays, but children would not be able to sit through the whole thing, because it isn't as silly as the rest.

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thejessashmore
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

You must do something to make the world more beautiful.

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Niaaelizz
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.”

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Niaaelizz
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

I find it inspiring, Miss Rumphius‘ purpose and passion of making the world beautiful because we need that!

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Niaaelizz
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Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, 1982. American Book Award Winner. I really enjoyed how heartwarming this book is. Miss Rumphius inspires the youth to make a positive impact in the world by finding something to make it “beautiful.” Miss Rumphius plants lupines around the world! This act is so little yet so powerful! This gives children an idea of the many things they could do to make the world around them beautiful!

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ds111717

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.“

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ds111717

Although I don't think young children would have a strong attention span for this book since it's longer, I still enjoyed the overlaying message of this book.

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Mehso-so

Miss Rumphius written by Barbara Cooney. American Book Award. This book is about a woman who traveled the world in search of helping others, making differences, and overall making the world a better place.

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Dandan0131
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Miss Rumphuis is written by Barbara Cooney and won an American Book Award. It has beautiful illustrations and great story. It is somewhat hard to follow because it is a long book so I suggest reading this to older children. This book creates a journey for the children to go one and it would be easy to do other activities to link to this book.

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Dandan0131

The illustrations in this book is beautiful, and has a great storyline. The overall message is great. Would be a great silent read for third graders.

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mack2799
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

“'But there is still one more thing I must do. ' she said. 'I have to do something to make the world more beautiful.'“

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mack2799
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney
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This book was given the National Book Award for Children's Books. It was a good book that is enjoyable to read. However, nothing about was very exciting enough to possibly keep the kids attention throughout story time. the pictures were good and enjoyable to look at though with a great story line and set up!

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mack2799
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

Its about a woman travelling and planting flowers to help achieve the world's beauty. I think the woman is intriguing and makes me want to be like her when I grow up.

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dayuso1
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Caldecott Winner "Miss Rumphius" (RF) is written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. This colorful storybook tells about an adventurous young Alice who is determined to see the world and make it beautiful. She travels the globe and eventually grows up to be her hometown's "Lupine Lady", known for sowing beautiful flowers all over the seaside. Miss Rumphius makes for a great RA. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 It's good to implement UDL strategy Promote Understanding Across Languages (2.4). The illustrations in this book are helpful, but students may need additional resources to understand the lengthy story. This is supported by ESOL 22 - giving students enough time for ELLs to respond to questions. 9mo
dayuso1 The extension activity linked below is a flower drawing tutorial site for students to learn how to draw their favorite flowers, possibly including lupines. http://www.hellokids.com/r_1962/drawing-for-kids/drawing-tutorials-step-by-step/... 9mo
DrSpalding Late...love this book. 9mo
Carinna.Chin This looks like such a cute book and would probably be good for Earth day!! 9mo
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kgriffith
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Impromptu date with my sister and nibling. He‘s discovered the joys of the Yogibo and has face- and butt-planted into it repeatedly to the amusement of all 😍 #AuntieKir #niblings

saresmoore Hahaha! Yessss 13mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
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heidisreads
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Earlier this week I was invited to share the covers of 7 books I love - without explanations or reviews. Here they are. What are your 7? Post a pic and tag me! #my7books

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Foragingfantasy
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I just read this book with the Pre-K class I‘m subbing with today. It is a beautiful story. I love the life mission to make the world a more beautiful place. I will be sowing some Lupine seeds this month in her honor.

EliNeedsMoreShelves My kids enjoyed this one as well. 2y
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Jenniferj11419
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Miss Rumphius by Barbara, American Book Award, Fiction. What a great book. This book is obviously memorable to me, I read this book for a summer reading going in to 2nd grade. This is a story of Miss Rumphius (told by her great niece), a little old lady, and her obligation to do three things: live by the sea, go to faraway places, and make the world a more stunning place.

Jenniferj11419 The language and illustrations in this book are truly amazing and memorable. Since I read this book as a summer reading I would like to make this book an IR (independent reading), I think students will grow a relationship with this book like I did, and students will remember this book as I do.
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Jenniferj11419 UDL principle 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Miss Rumphius has several relationships in this book that are very important to the plot that should be focused on. UDL principle 7.1 optimize individual choice and autonomy. Like I said before I want this book to be an IR, children can gain independence and confidence from this book. 2y
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Jenniferj11419 ESOL strategies 6, continuously monitoring students comprehension; in this particular book there are many scenes and different relationships the reader needs to understand. 2y
Jenniferj11419 ESOL strategy 9, teach note taking strategies: T-lists, time line etc. is great because throughout this book you are going an adventure and finding out information about Miss Rumphius, so it would be a good idea to keep a time line as you are reading, may be a good summer reading project then. 2y
devin.s Great job Jennifer! This sounds like a great book. Keep up the good work! 2y
Jenniferj11419 Ah thank you so much @devin.s ! 2y
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IamIamIam
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I found these today at Target and, even though I have a black thumb, it says perennial so I can't screw them up too badly! I love Miss Rumphius and to have lupines in my garden would only remind me of her!!! ❤💐
#kidlit #raisingreaders

tjwill I have a black thumb too! 😂 We are going to attempt a garden this year, so I‘ve been reading up. I need some easy to grow stuff to start out too! 2y
IamIamIam @tjwill Columbine are great and they spread too. If you can find a blooming plant to put in your garden, you shouldn't be sorry! I'm awful at watering & mine look pretty every summer! Good luck!!! 2y
IamIamIam @ForeverNerdy 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Bloomingjen
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I just read an article in The Atlantic about this author/illustrator so thought I would check out her work. so cute

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This looks charming!! 2y
tpixie I want to frame that! 2y
tpixie I want to frame that!! 2y
AWahle I love this book! It was one of my favorites when I was getting my Elementary Ed degree. 2y
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Aimeejett
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Miss Rumphuis by Barbara Clooney is a realistic fiction American book award winner that would be a great RA and S for your classroom library. Miss Rumphuis is the story about Alice Rumphius and her desire to do three things: live by the sea, go to far away places, and make the world a more beautiful place. This is a great story to share with students because it will encourage them to make the world a more beautiful place in their own way.

Aimeejett There are examples of where Alice goes and what she does in the story to give the students a better idea of how to make the world a more beautiful place. The UDL principle 1.3 offers alternatives for visual information. It is important for the students to see pictures of the things Alice is doing to make the world a more beautiful place. Having more visual pictures on the side will help the students see what she is doing. 2y
Aimeejett EL 15 reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. I think this EL strategy will be very helpful while reading his book because if you reinforce what Alice is doing to make the world a more beautiful place they will get a better idea. This website http://www.3rdgradethoughts.com/2012/11/i-heart-miss-rumphius.html?m=1 has a worksheet the students can do to describe how they will make the world a more beautiful place. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This was a yearly read aloud in my classroom. The story promotes the idea that we should leave a positive impact on the world. Remind me to show you some photos of real lupine plants in northern New York. They're beautiful. 2y
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SomedayAlmost
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A+. A lovely picture book celebrating an independent woman following her own path & planting beauty along the way. Great gift for the independent girl in your family. Cooney would have turned 100 this week! #classic #kidsbook #independentwomen

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Spiderfelt
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Miss Rumphius would be so pleased to see the meadows bursting with wild lupines in bloom. #discoverypark #seattle

I-read-and-eat Beautiful 😀🌼 3y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Oh! She very much would be! ThNk you for making me think of that book. 3y
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heidisreads
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I couldn't pick just one #favoritechildrensbook but this is in the top 5. #riotgrams

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EvieBee
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Thanks to @CarolynOliver for recommending this children's book in an indirect way. Because she gifts a copy of this book to each of her infant nieces, I figured I had to give it a read. Just lovely!

"You must do something to make the world more beautiful..."

#childrensbooks #picturebooks

Jenshootsweddings That sounds lovely! 3y
EvieBee @Jenshootsweddings it really is! Checked out a copy from the library, but wouldn't mind owning this one. Or having a print made for my study wall. 3y
CarolynOliver I'm so delighted you liked it! I love the artwork, and especially that the MC (a) doesn't get married and (b) has a serious illness. Like the opposite of a fairytale. 3y
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EvieBee @CarolynOliver Exactly! I love those stories best but they are very few and far in between. 3y
Bostonmomx2 That picture is exactly me right now except no cat but 2 dogs ❤ 3y
EvieBee @Bostonmomx2 Aww! What a lovely sight. 3y
kspenmoll Love this book💚 3y
EvieBee @kspenmoll it's wonderful! Can't believe I'd never heard of it. 3y
RanaElizabeth I saw you read this on GR and commented over there. But I love this so much that I had to come searching on Litsy too! Such a gorgeous book! 3y
EvieBee @RanaElizabeth It's wonderful! I already ordered a copy for my shelf. It made me happy! 3y
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CarolynOliver
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My third niece is due just after Christmas. Here are a few things I made for her, and Miss Rumphius, which I've given to my other nieces too. 💜

britt_brooke Lovely!! 💜 3y
LeahBergen So nice!! I love knitting for babies, too. 3y
Suet624 Those are gorgeous 3y
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DebinHawaii So pretty! 💜 3y
CarolynOliver @LeahBergen Thanks! Me too! 3y
CarolynOliver @Suet624 Thank you so much! 3y
EvieBee 😍😍 3y
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gingerandjazz
Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney

First post, first favorite. My original bucket list.

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