Regular price: $20.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $20.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Beloved children's author Eleanor Estes has been the recipient of the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, and the Certificate of Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature. 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.
©1943 Eleanor Estes (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Christina Moore perfectly captures each voice, and her Rufus demonstrates the great emotional range of a small boy making discoveries as he grows up. Moore conveys an earlier time and language, never losing her listeners. An irresistible treat for listeners of all ages." (AudioFile)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Mitchell on 03-24-07

Great Reading of a really charming story

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.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By THoward on 01-15-17

A flash through the way back machine

I enjoyed listening to this book. It reminded me of my grandmother. Little Rufus is a determined boy and he is persistent. Written as though the time were WW1, the story covers things unique to this era. Victory gardens, oleomargarine and the orange coloring capsule, badges and knitting for the war effort are some of the things explained in this book. The culture of society was extremely different than today. Machine made wash cloths and socks, working to give money to the war effort and food rations have taken the sense of accomplishment away from the people. We need to be needed and this book shows that concept well.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews