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

Yea for Rufus!

Where does Rufus M. rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its one of our favorites.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, Rufus is our favorite. He's a bit scruffy, valiantly determined, humble, sincere, curious and loves his family very much.


What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

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.


Any additional comments?

This book is on our daughter's second grade read aloud list, but our younger children have really enjoyed listening to it also.

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- Beverley

Book Details

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