Miss Rumphius is a children fiction book by Barbara Cooney, published in 1982. A very beautiful story that parents can share with their child.
When Miss Alice Rumphius was a little girl, her grandpa used to put her on his lap to read her stories every evening. One day, Alice told her grandpa, “when I grow up, I want to travel around the world and stay by the seaside, just like you.” “Very well, little Alice”, replied grandpa. “I would like you to make three promises…”
Alice was able to fulfil the first two promises of travelling around the world and staying by the seaside quite easily, but found it difficult to fulfil the last promise set by grandpa– which was to make the world more beautiful….. It was only many years later that she found a way to make the world more beautiful – by planting lupins (a type of flower) in the wild….
A film adaptation of Miss Rumphius, was made by Spellbound Productions, Inc. in 2000. The film won the UNICEF Prize at the 2002 Barcelona International TV and Video Festival, and a Bronze Plaque at the 2001 Columbus International Film and Video Festival.
This book is in soft cover. Simplified chinese. There are no hanyu pinyin in the book. For reading to kids, this book may suit children of 5 onwards. For self read, this book may suit children of 9 onwards.