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Rufus M.

Written by Eleanor Estes & illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
Published by Houghton Mifflin
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You’ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way. <br>When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write…even though he doesn’t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow…despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don’t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.<br>Rufus isn’t just the youngest Moffat, he’s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.<br>Eleanor Estes’s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. 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. <br>

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Who Wrote Rufus M.

Eleanor Estes

<p><b>Eleanor Estes</b> (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 <i>The Moffats</i> in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats–<i>Rufus M. </i>and <i>The Middle Moffat</i>–were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel <i>The Hundred Dresses.</i> She won the Newbery Medal for <i>Ginger Pye.</i><br /> </p>

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