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November 5, 2012

‘Mrs. Rumphius’ returns to school

TOPEKA — For the last 10 years, all of the third-grade classes at Meadowview Elementary School set aside a week to read the book by Barbara Cooney, “Mrs. Rumphius.”

“Stephanie Sharick, Molly Rostochak and my class all read the book and then the kids plant tulip and daffodil bulbs so they will come up next spring and beautify the school,” teacher Gina Willard said.

She said the book has a great message about making the world a more beautiful place. Known as the Lupine Lady, Alice Rumphius planted the lupine flower everywhere she went.

She was a female version of Johnny Appleseed. The story is based upon a real woman, Hilda Hamlin, who planted many wild lupine flowers along the coast of Maine.

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