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Author: Barbara Cooney Narrator: Claire Danes Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9780545749381
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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.

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About the Author

Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were born on August 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York to Russell Schenck Cooney and Mae Evelyn Bossert. Miss Rumphius, for which the author won both the American Book Award and a New York Times citation in 1982, was inspired by the true story of a woman who traveled the world collecting flower seeds and came home at last to make something beautiful. Cooney died on March 14, 2000 at the age of eight-three. Her last book was Basket Moon published in September of 1999.

About the Narrator

Claire Danes is an American actress of film and television who has won numerous Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors awards, among many other awards. She has narrated several audiobooks and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award as well as the prestigious Audie Award in 2013 for Best Fiction Narration.