Folk Art


Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a treasured book in our household. I grew up with a paperback of it, and it wasn't going to last the years ahead. A hardcover book was purchased a few years ago. The artwork for this book was created with colored pencils. This is a great book to explore around Earth Day.

The story takes you through Miss Rumphius' years as a child to an older woman. 

Her grandfather encourages her to go to faraway places and find something for herself to do to "make the world more beautiful". The story takes you through her journey to get there.

Miss Rumphius doesn't feel good before she finds out how to make the world more beautiful. Look at that satisfied cat.

When she feels better, she does find something to make the world more beautiful.

I wonder who Hilda is.