Miss Rumphius from ReaganBy Benetech, posted on November 1, 2019
Miss Rumphius caught my eye in first grade when my favorite teacher read this beautifully illustrated book to our class. It became a challenge to my heart. In the story, Alice Rumphius’ grandfather told her to do three things in her life: travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and make the world a more beautiful place. That sounded like a great life plan to a first grader. I found the book again in high school, I was amazed as I flipped through the pages, and I remembered every illustrated page and the story line. I now have this book and read it to my children. I have traveled the world and continue to do so. I live close to the sea. I am always finding ways to contribute to my community. And Lupins are still one of my favorite flowers.