Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

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  • 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.
  • Savvy Auntie Remarkable Reads Expert, Karen Gallagher, says: "The single most poignant book an aunt can give to a child is the beautifully written and illustrated Miss Rumphius.  Told through the voice of her great-niece, the story of Alice Rumphius and her quest to make the world a better place is inspirational."

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