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The Moffats: 11/17/12
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes is the first in the Moffat series. Recently widowed Mrs. Moffat and her children have moved across the street to a smaller house to save money. Unfortunately for them the owner has put the house up for sale because times are tough for everyone.
The book chronicles the year that Moffats live in the house before it is ultimately sold. Although time passes, the individual chapters are episodic.
the Moffats even in 1941 was historical fiction. The time described in the book is the turn of the last century. Horses out number automobiles. Electricity is relatively new. Scarlet fever requires isolation at home. Thus while the plot entertains, it also gives children a glimpse of what life was like a hundred or so years ago.
Comment #1: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 13:10:16
Oh, I absolutely love the Moffats' books!
Comment #2: Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 17:03:31
They're fun. I have the whole set.