The Moffats

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1941 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
28 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)

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This was a delightful and refreshing read of the Moffat family. The four siblings got into random adventures that often started innocent enough but turned into mischievous scrapes. Some of them were quite amusing. I would be interested in reading more of their escapades. Read full review

Review: The Moffats (The Moffats #1)

User Review  - Audrey - Goodreads

This was a delightful and refreshing read of the Moffat family. The four siblings got into random adventures that often started innocent enough but turned into mischievous scrapes. Some of them were quite amusing. I would be interested in reading more of their escapades. Read full review

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Contents

The Yellow House on New Dollar Street
1
Jane and the Chief of Police
17
The First Day of School
38
A Horse and Wagon
59
The Ghost in the Attic
84
The Sailors Hornpipe
104
Another Sign on the Yellow House
122
The Coal Barge
137
Share and Share Alike
153
Mud and Murdocks
171
The New Second Avenue Trolley Line
185
The Last Chapter in the Yellow House
197
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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.

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