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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ellen & Otis Series Release Date:
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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. Even his friends George and Stewy can’t keep up when it comes to Otis’ 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’ teasing goes too far, he feels sorry—and then he gets nervous. For now Ellen isn’t just mad … she’s planning something of her own!

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

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mrs. Cleary writes from a sure knowledge of the third grader’s world. It all rings true.”

    New York Times

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Johnny Heller's clear, crisp voice is perfect for the story. As a comedian, Heller lends an element of levity to his reading. His acting skills are apparent as the story's characters take on subtly different voice inflections.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine Woodman | 2/8/2014

    " Beverly Cleary was on eof the favorites of my childhood, and while my kids were less attached to her, they still enjoyed her books--this is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " The kids can't wait to find out what "excitement" Ottis is going to get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lars Guthrie | 2/2/2014

    " 'There was nothing better Otis Spofford liked better than stirring up a little excitement.' So starts 'Otis Spofford.' Otis Spofford is an only and fatherless child who lives with his distracted working mother in a small apartment. Otis Spofford, playing cowboys and Indians (one of several anachronisms in 'Otis Spofford,' such as kids using the word 'keen') 'scalps' a classmate obsessed with growing her hair longer by cutting off a hunk of that hair. Otis Spofford meets the 'comeuppance' promised by his fourth grade teacher when the classmate extracts revenge. Otis Spofford--Beverly Cleary's antihero? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/25/2014

    " One of the few Beverly Clearys I didn't read when I was a child. As a teacher, I love reading about the wily kid that always gets in trouble. It helps me connect with my own little hellions. Otis Spofford remind me of my sweet little C******* who once told me, with the utmost sincerity, that he wasn't cheating on his spelling test, but "looking at the spelling words in my desk to see how to spell them!" Um...that's cheating. He and Otis could be brothers! "

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