Rufus M.

  • by Eleanor Estes
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Moore conveys an earlier time and language, never losing her listeners. An irresistible treat for listeners of all ages." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- Mitchell

Better With Every Listen

If you could sum up Rufus M. in three words, what would they be?

This is truly a classic - and an excellent book for early elementary boys who can totally relate to Rufus. I love it more each time we listen to it - the narrator is excellent.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books