What Children’s Literature Teaches Us About Money: Beverly Cleary’s ‘Ellen Tebbits’
Nicole Dieker

I never really got the impression that Austine’s family wasn’t well off (they were able to afford to put her in ballet lessons); I just thought that Austine’s mother wasn’t as heavily into being Suzy Homemaker (which seemed to be the cultural ideal at the time) as Ellen’s mother was.

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