Alice is a little girl who must do three things in her life:
1) She must travel to far away places
2) She will live by the sea when she settles down
3) She must make the world more beautiful in some way.
I remember when I was younger, I used to look at maps, and read National Geographic and tell myself one day. To this day I have a list of places I'm planning on going to. Bali, Thailand, Russia, Panama, the list goes on and on and on. I grew up reading this book, I have a very battered copy somewhere in my mom's basement, and I think a big part of why I've always wanted to travel. I love it for kids because it proves to kids that you can have hopes, and dreams, and small things make life beautiful.