The Middle Moffat Author:Eleanor Estes Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery ... the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. — In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane mus... more »t secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury...so he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. 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. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all....
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.« less
In the beginning, Jane feels like she is just plain old Jane and there is nothing unique about her. But when she moves to the town of Cranbury things start to change. Then, gradually, she becomes more than just Jane. This book is great for someone that enjoyed books by Roald Dahl and Edward Eager. This book was written wonderfully. It shows Jane as she builds herself esteem and how she was really much more than she thought she was from the very beginning.