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Sunday, August 12, 2012

We Give Books: Miss Rumphius

It is time for my Sunday book review. This week I read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. I read this for school last year and I liked it, but I didn't pay too much attention to it. I just wanted to get the assignment over with. I really don't like language arts lessons, even when they have cool library books instead of just text books.

This time, on We Give Books, I read about the author and why she wrote the story and it made the book really really interesting. It is based on a real person. After we read the book, mom and I did some research. We found some great articles about Mrs. Cooney and her story. She did a lot of the things that she wrote about. If you are interested in learning more you could try to google "Miss Rumphius" or you could look at these links. The first one shows a photo of her real house and it looks so much like the drawing in the book. I really like true stories so much better.

The Road to Miss Rumphius' House 

In the Footsteps of 'Miss Rumphius', an Inspiration to Solo Women Travelers

I especially liked the illustrations Mrs. Cooney made. They were really detailed and so pretty. I also really liked the idea of making the world more beautiful. I would really like to do that.

My book count for the summer is up to 22.  You can read about the campaign I am reading for right now here @ It seems to me to be great thing. There are already over 1500 hundred people signed up to read for it, and they all read almost two thousand books last week. We still have a long way to go meet our goal.

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