I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were reading The Moffats. M, her dad, and I all loved it. I’m so glad we discovered the series. The chapters are long for a read-aloud, and I split most of them up. I was initially concerned that there weren’t enough pictures for M’s taste but she wasn’t bothered in the least by the length of complexity of the story.
On our last library outing, we got the next book in the series, The Middle Moffat, which focuses on the adventures of ten year old Jane who considers herself the “middle Moffat” because Slyvie is the oldest, Joe the oldest boy and Rufus the youngest so that leaves nothing but the middle for her.
In the first chapter, she tries out introducing herself as Jane, the middle Moffat then as Jane, the mysterious middle Moffat. She decides the “mysterious” is not really approriate, but then accidentally says it as she introduces herself to the town’s oldest inhabitant. Each successive chapter tells the story of an event in which she ends up looking somewhat mysterious or at least wacky after all. Our whole family adores Jane Moffat as well as Eleanor Estes’s use of language and understanding of personality. I definitely recommend this series!