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Ginger Pye (Pyes, Bk 1)
Ginger Pye - Pyes, Bk 1
Author: Eleanor Estes
Jerry and Rachel Pye have the most intelligent dog in all of Cranbury, Ginger Pye. Ginger does tons of tricks, is loyal as can be, and when he climbs the school fire escape to find Jerry, he becomes famous! But there's something strange going on. Someone else wants Ginger, a mysterious man in a yellow hat. He follows Jerry around, spies on G...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780590291163
ISBN-10: 0590291165
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 306
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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This book is actually a hardcover.
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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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We ordered this book for homeschool use. We loved it and want to read more by this author.
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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!
texashach4 avatar reviewed Ginger Pye (Pyes, Bk 1) on
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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Dogs and mysteries... two great things combined into one fantabulous book!!!!!

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