Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan.

This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Miss Rumphius was inspired by the real life "Lupine Lady," Hilda Hamlin, who spread lupine seeds along the Maine coast, as well as Cooney's own experiences traveling the world.

The National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" in 2007. By Barbara Cooney. Illustrations by Barbara Cooney.