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Otis Spofford

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Book #2 in the Ellen & Otis Series
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Sep 12, 1953
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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. Best of all, Otis likes teasing neat, well-behaved Ellen Tebbits—until the day his teasing goes too far. Now Otis is nervous, because Ellen isn’t just mad . . . she’s planning something!

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Who Wrote Otis Spofford

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Beverly Cleary

<p>Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children’s books when she grew up.</p><p>Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, “Where are the books about kids like us?” she remembered her teacher’s encouragement and was inspired to write the books she’d longed to read but couldn’t find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!</p><p>Mrs. Cleary’s books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children’s literature. <em>Dear Mr. Henshaw</em> won the Newbery Medal, and <em>Ramona Quimby, Age 8</em> and <em>Ramona and Her Father</em> have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.</p>

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Who Illustrated Otis Spofford

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Tracy Dockray

Tracy Dockray has illustrated many picture books such as The Tushy Book, Izzy & Oscar, and the prize-winning Lost and Found Pony, as well as an edition of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series, Stay, Ralph the Mouse series, and Henry Huggins series.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780380709199
Publication Date:
September 12, 1953
Word Count:
25846
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
53006660
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0380709198
Lexile® Level:
720L
Scholastic Level:
O
ATOS® Book Level:
4.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
4.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
6482
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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