The Moffats

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Harcourt, Apr 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 210 pages
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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.

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The writing is gentle and sweet. - Goodreads
The book as a whole didn't have much of a plot. - Goodreads
Even the cover art on the new editions is similar. - Goodreads

Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

IF YOU LIKED THIS TRY... The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall One page of any of these Eleanor Estes books contains a year's worth ... Read full review

Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

We read this book aloud to the kids and it is old-school charming. That said, it is also old-school slow in parts and given the difference in time period (lots of horses and hitching posts and things ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her books about the Moffats are Newbery Honor Books, as is The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952.