The Moffats

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Harcourt, 1941 - Juvenile Fiction - 210 pages
18 Reviews
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  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Of course I loved this, several times, when I was a child. But when I saw a copy in the thrift store, I decided I had to read it again. It holds up and is still wonderfully charming. I still don't ... Read full review

Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

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This book clearly represents children and a widow during the great depression. The 4 Moffat children and there widowed mother go on many adventures. This book is very cute but unlike the middle Moffat, may not be appropriate for children of all ages. Read full review

About the author (1941)

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.