The Moffats

The Moffats

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Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.
Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152025410
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Series: Odyssey Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 109,383
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.

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The Moffats 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own Rufus M. and had The Middle Moffat but after owning for years The Middle Moffat had disappeared and Rufus M. is falling apart. I am so happy to see these titles on here to share with my children someday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is great i love this book i hope any body else who reads it loves it to
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Moffats. They are wonderful & very interesting. Especially the boys. I love the Pudges, Chet & Hughie, too. My favorite chapters were the one about school & The Sailor's Hornpipe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was a good book. The personality of the characters was done very well. The illustration was good, too. The characters Janey, Rufus, Joe, Sylvie, Catherine The Cat, 'Mama', and The Yellow House, all had their own parts in the story. The Yellow House being sold to the Murdock¿s, Catherine The Cat helping to scare Peter Frost, Janey worrying about the yellow house, Rufus going on a train, Joe dancing with a dog, Sylvie lighting Madame, Mrs. Moffat designing clothes on Madame, and more. Though they should have put more of Sylvie. Sylvie didn't do much, and I'm disappointed on that. But that's just my opinion, if you want more information, you can always read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book with some adventure. It's funny and if you like to laugh then this is the book for you! There are a lot of mishevious things that happen and the only way to find out how they fix them is to read this book!
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet episodic family story, set around the time of WWI. The past setting isn't alienating, the characters and their concerns are easy to relate to. It would make an excellent read aloud - I'd recommend it to someone looking for a family story to read to children of different ages. With Janey (8) and Rufus (5) the main focus, this can appeal to boys and girls of different ages.I listened to the Full Cast Audio production. While it was wonderfully done as I've come to relish from Full Cast, this story didn't give them much scope to work with, as there was little conversation, and much description.
SeriousGrace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute little story read in just a few hours. It focuses on the four children of a single mother living in a small Connecticut suburb. Written in 1941 before the U.S. involvement in World War II, but taking place just after World War I, it is tinged with easy innocence. The children, Jane, Sylvie, Joey and Rufus, are just old enough to begin helping mom with household chores and running small errands in town, but they are still young enough to get themselves into mischief. Running away from school and riding a freight train as a first grader wasn't as dangerous then as it would be today.
dominirose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple, old fashioned tale.
jrbeach on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the whole series, but I don't have any idea if these would appeal to children today. Maybe now just a book for adults nostalgic for simpler times - not necessarily the times in which the book was set, but the time when children's books didn't have to deal with current events, and have to be "politically correct"
catz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was a short and sweet and I just got a break from reading long books. I still like to read long books and short books.
Kimbrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read the Moffat series as a preteen and teen in the 1990s, even though the book was written long before then. Estes wrote a beautiful book about a loving family in a simple time. Perfect for kids of any generation.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should know about this specimen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is coming from a 8 year old. Im thirrled by what happens. And rpers,Barns and Nobles will shut you down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt know this was a series i have the first one but i read one page and didnt like it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Make sure you are here because you like ice cream. Here is your next clue. These are in the night sky and shine brightly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is kloe,rose and/ or adicated reader here?