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Ginger Pye
Ginger Pye
Author: Eleanor Estes
ISBN-13: 9780140303872
ISBN-10: 0140303871
Publication Date: 1/1/1971
Pages: 208
Edition: n.i.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Mystery story for kids who love dogs...two kids adopt a dog (Ginger Pye) who is very smart and tricky. Dog then gets kidnapped, and the story revolves around the quest to find Ginger Pye. Newberry Medal winner.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was very disappointed with this story, as I found it one of the few Newbery award winners that does not stand up to the test of time. I am sure I would have enjoyed it as a child, but as an adult I found it very slow paced and rather boring. Ten-year-old Jerry Pye has his heart set on a dog, and buys one with a hard-earned dollar. Little Ginger is a smart and lovable terrier who lives up to Jerry's expectations, and they spend many happy days together until tragedy strikes. While the book is sweet enough in its quaint portrayal of childhood in the 40's (or 50's?) it takes a very long and drawn-out 306 pages to tell a simple story that falls somewhat flat in the ending.
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Dogs and mysteries... two great things combined into one fantabulous book!!!!!
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Great story.
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A classic childrens book and winner of the 1952 Newberry award. By the author of the famous Moffats. A tender and humorous story of a family in which the children will find all the realities of their world and the grownups will remember years gone by.
I like the wholesomeness of the book something that is hard to find in todays children's books. Interesting, entertaining. A look at how good books used to be. I like the book because it is one I could let my grandchildren read without worrying about what might be in it that was in appropriate.
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On the back:
Meet the marvelous Pyes-
There is Mrs.Pye,the youngest mother in town;
Mr.Pye,a famous bird man,who handles all the nation's important bird problems;
Rachel Pye,who is so reasonable,she can make unreasonable ideas sound like good ones;
Jerry Pye,who knows about rocks of all sorts and plans to grow up to be a rock man;
Uncle Bennie,who is Rachel and Jerry's uncle-even though he is only three years old.
Lastly is Ginger Pye,the "intellectual dog",who Jerry bought for a hard-earned dollar.The most famous pup in all of Cranbury,Ginger knows tons of tricks,is as loyal as he is smart,and steals the hearts of everyone he meets...until someone steals him!
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I know this book is on a Sonlight List - but it was horrific as a Read Aloud book. The story premise is actually very cute - but the writing is horrendous! The writer writes in circles - getting off point in almost every paragraph. Run-on Sentences were everywhere!
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We ordered this book for homeschool use. We loved it and want to read more by this author.
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All age groups will enjoy this cute book immensely. If you like dogs you will certainly fall in love with this book.
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Newberry Award Winner
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My daughter says, "It's a wonderful book, especially for animal lovers and dog lovers. It teaches a lesson about responsibilty."
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This is a great read aloud for younger children, or fun independent read for 3 - 5 graders. I love the language and the sharing a time period I never got to experience (1940s). Very creative and enjoyable to read.
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Great book for young readers!
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My 9 years old loved this book, if you like dogs and a fun story you will enjoy this book
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This book is actually a hardcover.
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About a boy using his hard earned money to buy a dog. Ginger knows a lot of tricks and is very smart and loyal.He steals people's hearts ..."until someone steals him!"
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A story of a dog who was bought for a hard earned dollar. He knows tons of tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets. . . until someone steals him!!
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Book for kids about the Pye family and their adventures
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My preteen read it to my 7 year old and they both enjoyed it.
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Cute book!
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A children's classic.
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Daughter loved it!
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This is a paperback, not hardcover