Children's Book Illustration:
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

This visual interpretative analysis is designed by Cathi Miyoshi-Miller

What does this illustration communicate to viewers?

Study the sample illustration from: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. (New York: Viking, 1982.) It is best to examine the entire book to see the interrelationships established among the illustrations and text.

It is important to read the accompanying text to this illustration.

Choose the answer that reflects your interpretation of the illustration:


1. The illustration reveals something about the life of Miss Rumphius

2. Characteristics of this illustration give it a focal point

3. The illustration creates a definite mood

4. The illustrator shows depth and distance


Would you like to read more about Barbara Cooney?

Young Readers Catalog

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Guide

Sue Reichard

University of Connecticut

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Created March 27,1999 Reviewed and Last Updated April 10, 1999