Eleanor Estes was a children’s book author/illustrator, a librarian, and a recipient of the Newbery Medal. Many of her stories are based on her personal childhood. experiences. Her first book, The Moffats, was published in 1941, followed closely by The Middle Moffat, and Rufus M.
The Moffats series was an immediate success, both at home and abroad, semi-autobiographical tales of the author’s own childhood. Another of her classics is The Hundred Dresses (1944). Here are quotes from Eleanor Estes’ classic books for kids.