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.
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"Moore conveys an earlier time and language, never losing her listeners. An irresistible treat for listeners of all ages." (AudioFile)
My 5 and 7 year old sons LOVE this book. The story touches on so many things near and dear to children that you don't even notice that it was set during the WWII era. My wife and I found our selves chuckling and rooting for Rufus right along with our kids. Perfect for long rides in the car!
For a frame of reference- we also loved the Stuart Little reading narrated Julie Harris.
Its one of our favorites.
Of course, Rufus is our favorite. He's a bit scruffy, valiantly determined, humble, sincere, curious and loves his family very much.
Moore handles the different characters so well you lose yourself in the story and hardly realize that just one person is creating all these different people.
This book is on our daughter's second grade read aloud list, but our younger children have really enjoyed listening to it also.
This book is written from the point of view of an adventurous little boy. One of the things that makes this book unique is that the story takes place during World War One.
Charming series of related stories and well-narrated by Christina Moore. My eight year old and I were previously listening fans of Pinky Pye and The Moffats, and listening to this was like returning to old friends.
It must be good.... my 5yo son has been bugging me all afternoon to let him listen to some more.
Personally, I love the audiobooks that are 2+ hours in length because they give me more bang for my buck. This one fits the bill perfectly.
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