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Otis Spofford

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Otis Spofford

By Beverly Cleary; Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780688217204, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008


When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus, or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon. Even his friends George and Stewy can't keep up when it comes to Otis's mischief.

Best of all, Otis likes teasing Ellen Tebbits. She's so neat and well-behaved--there's something irresistible about making Ellen mad But when Otis's teasing goes too far, he feels sorry . . . and then nervous. For now Ellen isn't just mad . . . she's planning something

Beloved author Beverly Cleary brings real understanding to this wonderful story of a "bad boy."

Praise For Otis Spofford

“Mrs. Cleary writes from a sure knowledge of the third grader’s world. It all rings true.”
-The New York Times

“A really hilarious boy who is a classroom comedian, a show-off and a pest, but still very lovable.”
-Publishers Weekly