Tuesday, January 12, 2010

book talk tuesday

THE MOFFATS by Eleanor Estes

IndieBound Description: 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.

My thoughts: A classic I've reread and loved just as much as the first time--holds up very well and still very relate-able and extremely charming. Estes was a great writer, wonderful at writing child characters. My copy is from the 1960's!