Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 49

Dynamic Duo: Book 2

Picture Book: Miss Rumphius

Author & Illustrator: Barbara Cooney

: Since she was a young girl Miss Rumphius, aka the Lupine Lady, has been inspired by the way her grandfather traveled the world, lived by the sea, and made the world more beautiful. For Miss Rumphius, the latter is lived out as she scatters countless lupine seeds.

Hanna’s Comments: This book is a Dynamic Duo partner with The Gardener, the previous PBT offering. 
These 2 books are both about lovingly spreading beauty and joy with flowers. The lupine blooms along the Maine coast today are the legacy of a real Miss Rumphius who scattered the seeds everywhere she went. The concept of “legacy” would be a wonderful idea to explore when reading this book to your audience. 

Publisher & Date of Publication: Puffin, 1982 

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 5 and up, K and up 

# of Pages: 32 

Available in Spanish? Yes 

Formats other than Book: Audio cassette, Audible, video on Youtube

PBT Category: Award Winner (American Book Award), Pre 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abundance/bounty, action, adventure, aging, ancestors/patriarchs & matriarchs, beauty, blessings, call/calling/vocation, challenges, covenant/promises, diversity, dreams/aspirations, eggs/seeds, exploration, flowers/leaves/trees, gardening/planting/pruning/sowing, generosity/giving/offering/stewardship, gifts/giftedness/talents, gladness/happiness, goodness, gospel/good news, grandparents, growing up/growth, heritage, heroes, home, image of God, journeys/pilgrimages/migration/quests, joy, life, mission, neighborhood, power, purpose, satisfaction, sharing, surprise, time/timing/over time, transformation, travel

Scripture Connections: Parable of the mustard seed (Luke 13:18-19) and other seed parables, whoever sows bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Idea(s) for Application: use in a program on legacies for those in a faith community who are retired

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