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Otis has a full cowboy outfit with spurs and we’re told that MOST of the children in the school have a cowboy hat, or even a neckerchief. It may have been published in the fifties, but in smalltown rural America, it was still valid in the sixties. Clarence Cleary died in Feb 12, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: Now that I have been reminded once again of the brilliance of Beverly Cleary, I want to go back and read the other titles of hers that I have missed, including the companion novel to this book, Otis Spofford.

Want to Read saving…. Though girls are unlikely to wear woolen underwear to school, they can all relate to the way it feels to be embarrassed by a family rule others don’t have to follow.

Also when their mothers make the two dresses, you rarely get that kind of story from the point of view of the girl with the nice dress, who has to battle feeling proud and pretty, with feeling guilty and badly for her friend.

Read this as a child but completely forgot it–looking forward to our Kindred Spirit chat about this one!

When I got a little older and was in middle school I had a best friend elllen was also from California that shared my name. Ellen quickly learns that embarrassing secrets and pesky troublemakers like Otis Spofford aren’t so bad when you have someone special to stick up for you.


I thought the May pole dance was cute. Ellen Tebbits has a secret that she’ll never share with anyone. Break Up With Amazon.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. In the book Ellen Tebbits, Ellen is the main character. Ellen is looking for a friend and she bonds with Austine over being forced to wear long winter underwear.

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Fathers are conspicuously absent from the Tebbits and Spofford households, getting never a mention; you don’t know if they’re off at work all the time, or in Otis’ case simply not there.

If you think California is so wonderful, why don’t you go back there? May 04, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: What if she herself were a new girl and someone had said that to tebbbits Ellen Tebbits and Otis Spofford. Don’t let little, silly, things get in the way of a friendship. At first, the differences in their relative income and family life are exciting.

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Or, as in Ellen’s case, rllen a true bias, as the instigator, Otis, was the dance teacher’s son! Ellen Tebbits is a children’s novel written by Beverly Cleary. Cleary and they moved to Oakland, California. Then Ellen meets Austine Allen, the new girl from California who is also forced to wear woolen underwear. Austine looked chubby in her green costume.

The list of chapter books she has rejected reads like a who’s who of children’s literature across the ages. The kids and I had so much fun reading this together.

Summaries and Excerpts: Ellen Tebbits / by Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling.

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls, Book 3: Austine’s mother, however, cannot sew, so her dress doesn’t turn out well. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! And I think we all know that it’s not as if I don’t have a pretty deep list of books I already own that should have a similar appeal to the Clearys, but she is a discerning audience.


She said, “It’s almost like real ballerinas wear. Thank you for your feedback. Beverly Cleary is a god that brought her books to earth. The Quimbys and the Hugginses are clearly working-class folks who live on an economic knife’s edge, while Ellen lives in a big old house full of nice things, with a perfectionist mom who cares more about her “nice clean floor” than about teaching her daughter cooking skills.

Hence, the so-called matching dresses become anything but fun to wear, and even causes a bitter quarrel. Of course Ellen had lots of friends at school, but that was not the same as having a best friend who lived in the same neighborhood and could come over to play after school and on Saturdays.

Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! They are good, wholesome entertainment that hasn’t changed in fifty years and it was nice to find this one for him.

The most trying part is that Ellen’s dress has a sash; Austine’s dress does not. I can connect this to myself because when I was in 4th grade, I got into an argument with my friend.

There was even a lesson in this. SO then, the next day when Ellen and her friend had to clean the chalk board erasers, Ellen smacked her frien In the book Ellen Tebbits, Ellen is the main character. Jan 21, Bennett Garvie rated it it was amazing.

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