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Ellen Tebbits [Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ellen Tebbits has a secret that she’ll never share with. Ellen Tebbits has ratings and reviews. Wendy Darling said: Beverly Cleary turns this year! ELLEN TEBBITS to celebrate. Discuss. 1. Ellen’s Secret. Ellen Tebbits was in a hurry. As she ran down Tillamook Street with her ballet slippers tucked under her arm, she did not even stop to scuff.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Beverly Cleary is a national treasure for early middle grade chapter books. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I gave this book a five star, because Ellen seemed just like me, when I was younger.

This was a fun little book. Instead she made a face. Quotes from Ellen Tebbitw. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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.

English Choose a language for shopping. I read this book out loud with my son. Ellen Tebbits and Otis Spofford. Beverly Cleary is well-known for writing humorous and touching realistic chapter books. Or, as in Ellen’s case, perhaps a true bias, as the instigator, Otis, was the dance teacher’s son! And I agreed with Ellen that it would have really made it seem that much more like you were a professional ballet dancer than just the shorts and tee shirt Austin wore in Calif.

Even though it’s set in about the same time period as the Ramona and Henry Huggins books, it just seemed out of date, while the Ramona and Henry Huggins series seem timeless.


Ellen, meanwhile, is impressed that Austine is allowed to cook. The others will be here any minute. See all customer images. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Ellen’s teacher, Valerie Todd Spofford, was looking at some music with Mrs.

My most vivid memory of this book is the first story about the woolen underwear in ballet class. Ellen just as understandably acts irritated with Austine for her one-track mind and even snaps, “If you think California is so wonderful, why don’t you go back there?

The most trying part is that Ellen’s dress has tdbbits sash; Austine’s dress does not. I really identified with Ellen growing up, especially her desire to have a best friend that she could share all of her secrets with. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: But Ellen wasn’t alone for long, she had met a NEW best friend, who she hanged out with all the time.

Ellen Tebbits (Ellen & Otis, #1) by Beverly Cleary

I loved Beverly Cleary books growing up and read many of them but I do not recall having ever read Ellen Tebbits. The slap was high drama okay, well it is high drama. Don’t let little, silly, things get in the way of a friendship. Tebbtis is not as iconic a character as Ramona Quimby, but it is a testament to Cleary’s talent that she wllen draw such distinct characters in so few pages.

She said, “It’s almost like real ballerinas wear. Which of course makes the heartbreak of the fight and estrangement later in the book all the more wrenching. To ask other readers questions about Ellen Tebbitsplease sign up.

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

Help us continue to do our work by making a monthly pledge on Patreon or a one-time-only contribution through PayPal. This is a quiet, old fashioned book that depicts a simpler time. The Quimbys and the Hugginses are clearly working-class folks who live tfbbits 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.


I never had to wear woolen underwear that slipped but I do remember a similar situation in college where I was dancing with a really cute frat guy and I felt my skirt slipping and I had to do the move where she clutches and grabs.

Actually a lot of this book reminded me of Ramona Same author and all. In something that is a mystery to me, Lu age 5 is really not that interested in having chapter books read to her Available now wherever books are sold. Please review your cart. Its not so bad reading after all. Customers who bought this item also bought. I like the tebbita that Cleary’s heroines are normal little girls who make mistakes, get dirty, tear their clothes and hurt other people’s feelings without meaning to.

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Though e,len much of what happens in this book would not happen today, the characters themselves have many of the same fears, concerns, and feelings as contemporary children. I’m probably setting myself up to be the black-sheep on this one, but I always loved the scene where Ellen is in ballet class trying to do the warm ups and Otis ellem imitating her movements.

In she married Clarence T. Despite being published over 65 years ago, Beverly Cleary’s writing so perfectly captures the essence of girlhood. Please, Amazon–bring back the originals!

Ramona Ramona and Beezus.