As a child, great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful - and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
"A reminder of the simple things in life"
The true story of Miss Rumphius, who made the world a more beautiful place with a handful of seeds.
Three biographies for middle readers from the bookshelf of Penguin Young Readers Group. First, Barbara Cooney's colorful portrait of a first-lady-to-be. Then, award-winning author Jerry Pinkney makes the journeys of Harriet Tubman accessible to young readers. Finally, a more challenging tale of an 11-year-old girl in war-torn Sarajevo.
Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. Years passed before Eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman.
Matthias is the youngest son in a family of 12 children who live with their parents on Tibbetts Island, Maine. When he is old enough to leave home, Matthias sails around the world, but always knows where his heart lies...