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Miss Rumphius

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ISBN-10: 0140505393

ISBN-13: 9780140505399

Edition: 2011

Authors: Barbara Cooney, National Geographic Learning Staff

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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/6/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were born on 6 August 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, in the Bossert Hotel. She grew up on Long Island, but spent her summers as a child in Maine. Cooney attended a boarding school as a child. Cooney graduated from Smith College in 1938 and studied lithography and etching at Art Students League in New York. Just one year after graduation, she had her first commission, the illustrations for Ake and His World by Bertil Malmberg. Recalling an earlier trip to Germany before the war and the horrors that she had seen there, she felt compelled to join the Women's Army Corps during the summer of 1942. She enrolled in officer training and achieved the rank of second…