The Moffat Museum

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Harcourt, Apr 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
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There has never been a museum in Cranbury...until now.
Among its treasures are the first bike each of the Moffat kids rode, stardust from a meteor that fell to earth, a beautiful painting made by Sylvie, and-most spectacularly-Rufus, the Waxworks Boy, who is as funny as he is waxy. The museum is so interesting that Mr. Pennypepper even brings tourists to visit.
But the museum is really for Jane, Joey, and Rufus themselves, so they can remember all the good times they've had. Because life is changing for the Moffats.
Yet even if Sylvie gets married, or Joey goes off to work, or Rufus grows up, one thing will never change: The Moffats are still the sort to hilariously fill even the most ordinary day with extraordinary fun.

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Review: The Moffat Museum (The Moffats #4)

User Review  - Chris Zupke - Goodreads

I read this to my 9 yo son at bed time. We both enjoyed it very much. Eleanor Estes' books are wonderful reads for the 8-10 range. Read full review

Review: The Moffat Museum (The Moffats #4)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Estes excels at relating difficulties with a light touch rather than a heavy hand, such as when Joey quits school to go to work. Cover art note: that huge meteor behind the stanchion is Tricia Tusa ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Eleanor Estes was born on May 9, 1906 and died on July 15, 1988. Her books relate to the childhood she endured in West Haven, Connecticut. She is known for her earlier works. These titles, based on the Moffat family characters, were known for Eleanor's ability to submerge the reader in the views, thoughts and occurrences of children in a familiar way. Eleanor won no fewer than 3 Newbery Medals, the Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival Award, the Certificate of Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature and was a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award nominee.

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.
LOUIS SLOBODKIN (1903-1975) illustrated more than ninety books for children, many of which he also wrote. Among his most enduring illustrations are those for the Moffats series by Eleanor Estes, and those for James Thurber's "Many Moons, "for which Slobodkin received the 1944 Caldecott Medal.
HELENA ESTES, the daughter of the author, is a children's librarian and a former bookseller. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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