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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Estes Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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Beloved children's author Eleanor Estes has been the recipient of the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, and the Certificate of Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature.

Rufus Moffat, a very lively and creative boy, stars in this charming tale set in the 1910s. Rufus is seven and he has two older sisters and one older brother. Rufus has many adventures. During one adventure he gets a library card all by himself, even before he can read! Other days, Rufus plays baseball with his sister. Rufus loves baseball, but he also hopes the team will take lots of breaks for cookies and punch.

Young listeners will delight in Christina Moore's spirited narration. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenee | 2/8/2014

    " Fun story. Brought back memories of being a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty Rachap | 11/27/2013

    " Really interesting and kind of touching, if a little patronizing and old-timey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Lin | 10/23/2013

    " This book was another great classic which has held up well. Rufus is such a likeable character and the episodic adventures were extremely fun & charming! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 10/11/2013

    " Ok. This WAS NOT Eleanor Estes' best book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 9/21/2013

    " I puzzled over Rufus's age in some of the episodes. I wish it had been specified. I can get hung up on nitpicky details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Casper | 8/22/2013

    " This is the third Moffat book. See my review of The Moffats for why I gave it 5 stars! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 8/12/2013

    " MCL. This book about the Moffats wasn't as good as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 8/7/2013

    " We love this author and her stories of the Moffat children during World War 1. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 7/2/2013

    " a quick fun read. it would be a great book for kids old enough to read chapter books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kellie | 4/14/2013

    " Read to the girls - So funny and sweet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 2/14/2013

    " I loved all these stories about all the cousins. I should re-read them. Is this the one where the uncle is the youngest tot? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/6/2013

    " A hilarious book about what the world would look like through a childs eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Heffington | 1/9/2013

    " The Moffat books are just so precious, I can't help but love them all. Rufus is precious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/9/2012

    " Our new book on tape for the car. We're so into it we sit in the car on the driveway when we get home to listen longer. It's hard to turn off. This one turned out fabulous. Clean wholesome, suspenseful, funny, great for kids, and an overall very fun story. Highly recommend it to anyone with boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 9/27/2012

    " I love Eleanor Estes and her stories that take place in my mother's childhood in Connecticut! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 9/4/2012

    " Warm and sweet. This book is, in addition to being a story about Rufus Moffat and his siblings, a snapshot of America at the end of WWII. I enjoyed it. I do loathe Louis Slobodkin's illustrations, though. I had to not look at them as I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Astrid Lim | 1/30/2012

    " Cute little story of Rufus M, the clever/naughty little boy who lived with his family in Connecticut during the war time. The stories are simple yet engaging, a kind of story I would be happy to read to my boy =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/2/2011

    " I read this to the kids during the current battle with stomach flu. I really loved the Moffatt books and Eleanor Estes' kids books in general as a kid and they're still captivating today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 7/11/2011

    " This would be good as a read-aloud book for a 6-8 year old. Each chapter stands alone. It's written by the author of Ginger Pye and is the same type of feel-good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mthunders | 4/8/2011

    " If you're a kid growing up, there aren't enough books nowadays that enforce the principle that getting into hijinks is okay ("hijinks" differing slightly from "being an ass"); this is one of them. Also helped to instill an early love of ventriloquism within me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/11/2010

    " We have really liked all the Moffat books we've read. Very old-fashioned and slow-paced and charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 8/8/2010

    " I love the Moffats more with each book I read. Each chapter of this one is so full of Rufus's misadventures and you can't help but smile and love him. He is so endearing--plus he reminds me of my own dear son who listens while I read these books aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 7/12/2010

    " I think I was in love with Rufus as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 6/7/2010

    " a quick fun read. it would be a great book for kids old enough to read chapter books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/6/2010

    " I love the Moffats more with each book I read. Each chapter of this one is so full of Rufus's misadventures and you can't help but smile and love him. He is so endearing--plus he reminds me of my own dear son who listens while I read these books aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/30/2009

    " This book was another great classic which has held up well. Rufus is such a likeable character and the episodic adventures were extremely fun & charming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 9/8/2009

    " I love Eleanor Estes and her stories that take place in my mother's childhood in Connecticut! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/14/2009

    " I think I was in love with Rufus as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 11/4/2008

    " Warm and sweet. This book is, in addition to being a story about Rufus Moffat and his siblings, a snapshot of America at the end of WWII. I enjoyed it. I do loathe Louis Slobodkin's illustrations, though. I had to not look at them as I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/25/2008

    " I read this to the kids during the current battle with stomach flu. I really loved the Moffatt books and Eleanor Estes' kids books in general as a kid and they're still captivating today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 4/13/2008

    " A hilarious book about what the world would look like through a childs eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 3/9/2008

    " We love this author and her stories of the Moffat children during World War 1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kellie | 1/24/2008

    " Read to the girls - So funny and sweet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mthunders | 1/4/2008

    " If you're a kid growing up, there aren't enough books nowadays that enforce the principle that getting into hijinks is okay ("hijinks" differing slightly from "being an ass"); this is one of them. Also helped to instill an early love of ventriloquism within me. "

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About the Author
Author Eleanor Estes

Eleanor Estes (1906–1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were Newbery Honorees, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.