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Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary

Ellen Tebbits (original 1951; edition 2008)

by Beverly Cleary (Author)

Series: Ellen and Otis (1)

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The part of third grade Ellen Tebbits likes most is having Austine Allen for her best friend.
Title:Ellen Tebbits
Authors:Beverly Cleary (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2008), Edition: Reissue, 176 pages
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Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary (1951)


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Ellen Tebbits has a secret that she'll never share with anyone. That is, until she meets Austine--and discovers that Austine has the same secret! Soon the girls are best friends who do everything together--attending dance class, horseback riding, and dodging pesky Otis Spofford. But then Ellen does something terrible, and now Austine isn't speaking to her. Will Ellen be able to prove how sorry she truly is?
  PlumfieldCH | May 7, 2024 |
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Ellen Tebbits doesn't have a close friend in her neighborhood. No one to play with. But then she meets Austine, who has moved to town from California. At first, Ellen doesn't care for Austine, but soon they become best friends. The two girls behave like real 4th graders... occasionally being mean, even to their best friend. They have spats. They make up. And both have to deal with Otis Spofford, whose goal in life seems to be to irritate girls his age.
Originally published in 1951, I thought this book aged remarkably well. Apart from the girls all wearing dresses to school, and the presence of a Maypole dance, the story fits just fine with the world today. A good light read for elementary school kids. ( )
  fingerpost | Feb 17, 2021 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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Cleary, Beverlyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Darling, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martin, AndreaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sometimes saying sorry is harder than it seems...Ellen Tebbits is convinced she'll die of embarrassment if any of the girls at the school discover her secret. But then she meets Austine Allen, a new girl in class who's hiding the very same secret. Instantly, the two become best friends. They do everything together, from clapping erasers to riding horses. 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. But then Ellen does something terrible that makes Austine stop speaking to her. Will she ever be able to prove how sorry she is? (0-380-70913-9)
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