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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Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

We listened to this on our way back from vacation, but we didn't finish. It was cute and Cohen laughed a lot, but each chapter seemed to be able to stand on its own as a short story. I didn't feel that finishing was necessary when we got home before we ran out of book. Read full review

Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

User Review  - Lydia Becker - Goodreads

This was a Goodwill find, a great find. I think children under 10 would love it. I'm going to read it to my class this year. My book has a sticker saying "60th anniversary edition" so it's an old book. 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.