Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Otis Spofford

Otis Spofford Cover

Otis Spofford

By Beverly Cleary; Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780688217204, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

Advertisement
Description

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

Advertisement