Rufus M Author:Eleanor Estes The Moffats are back--that irresistible family, close friends now of young and old, continue their adventures which are sometimes funny, sometimes touched with pathos, and always appealing. Rufus, Sylvie, Joey, Jane and Mama are all very much a part of this story, but Rufus takes the center of the stage. He is a self-reliant individual, invent... more »ive and independent. The Moffats still have difficulty making ends meet, but Rufus helps them out. His contributions to the family welfare include: "Rufus beans," a hardy vegetable that grew in spite of his patient and loving interference; the money in the ice which he found on a day when it was most needed; and an uncanny southpaw skill at baseball which saved Janey's uncertain status as a member of the Fatal Four team.
Louis Slobodkin's inimitable illustrations are wholly in character and, like the book, will delight all new and old admirers of the Moffat family.« less