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. Meet the Moffats. There is sylvie, the cleverest, the oldest, 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. Odyssey Classics.
The Middle Moffat
Who is jane moffat, anyway? she isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. And it falls to jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs. Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she barely has time to be plain old Jane.
Hmh books for Young Readers. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. So jane decides to become a figure of mystery. So he can live to be one hundred. The mysterious "Middle Moffat. But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks.
. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all. In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury. How boring.
The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers. When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write. Even though he doesn't yet know how to read. You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat.
And rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, has his own personal flying horse for a day, his dearest friend-and enemy. Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.
Eleanor estes's beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow. Despite his digging them up every day to check on them. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way. Hmh books for Young Readers.
The Moffat Museum
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 rufus grows up, or Joey goes off to work, one thing will never change: The Moffats are still the sort to hilariously fill even the most ordinary day with extraordinary fun.
There has never been a museum in Cranbury. Until now. Hmh books for Young Readers. The museum is so interesting that Mr. Among its treasures are the first bike each of the moffat kids rode, and-most spectacularly-Rufus, a beautiful painting made by Sylvie, stardust from a meteor that fell to earth, the Waxworks Boy, who is as funny as he is waxy.
Hmh. Pye, who handles all the nation’s important bird problems; rachel pye, who is so reasonable she can make unreasonable ideas sound like good ones; Jerry Pye, a famous bird man, who knows about rocks of all sorts and plans to grow up to be a rock man; Uncle Bennie, who is Jerry and Rachel’s uncle—even though he’s only three years old.
. The most famous pup in all of cranbury, Ginger knows tons of tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets . Lastly is ginger pye, the “intellectual dog, ” who Jerry bought for a hard-earned dollar. Pye, the youngest mother in town; Mr. Meet the marvelous pyes— There is Mrs.
. Until someone steals him! Hmh books for Young Readers.
An ala notable book “a captivating story, told with loving tenderness, suspense, whimsical humor, it has all the special magic that is Eleanor Estes’ trademark. Hmh. Don’t miss it. Chicago tribune meet Pinky, a furious black kitten who adopts the Pye family. Hmh. Pye, and—rachel and jerry can hardly believe their eyes—even type out her life story! Hmh books for Young Readers.
. The pyes have some of the smartest pets around—there’s Ginger the intellectual dog, and Gracie the clever old cat—but Pinky is more than smart enough to earn a place in the Pye’s hearts. She can box with Ginger, play games with Mr.
The Saturdays Melendy Quartet
Hmh books for Young Readers. Square Fish. Hmh. Hmh. Meet the melendys! the four melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn but comfortable brownstone in New York City. Before long, I. S. A. A. C. Is in operation and every Saturday is definitely one to remember. Written more than half a century ago, a winning, just the same, The Saturdays unfolds with all the ripe details of a specific place and period but remains, timeless tale.
. If they pool their resources and take turns spending the whole amount, they can each have at least one memorable Saturday afternoon of their own. There's thirteen-year-old mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-and-a-half-year-old Randy, who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six.
Tired of wasting saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club I. S. A. A. C.
Pinocchio Puffin Classics
Hmh. Hmh books for Young Readers. Puffin Books. The old wood-carver geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. Square Fish. Hmh. But pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.
The Hundred Dresses
Hmh books for Young Readers. Maddie, one of wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again. This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author’s daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin’s original artwork in beautifully restored color.
Hmh books for Young Readers. Puffin Books. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Eleanor estes’s the hundred dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. Hmh. At the heart of the story is wanda petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day.
Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. Square Fish. Hmh.
Hmh books for Young Readers. Square Fish. Welcome to centerburg! where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of robert mccloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations! Hmh books for Young Readers.
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The Four-Story Mistake Melendy Quartet
Into the four-story mistake, randy, rush, father, an odd-looking house with a confused architectural history, Oliver, move the Melendy family -- Mona, and Cuffy, the housekeeper. Hmh books for Young Readers. Puffin Books. Here, they become absorbed in the adventures of the country, adjusting themselves with all their accustomed resourcefulness and discovering the many hidden attractions that the Four-Story Mistake has to offer.
The four-story mistake is the second installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures. Square Fish. Hmh. Square Fish. Though disappointed about leaving their old brownstone in New York City, and apprehensive about living the country life, the four Melendy kids soon settle into this unusual new home.
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