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Ginger Pye (Oxford Children's Modern Classics)
Ginger Pye - Oxford Children's Modern Classics
Author: Eleanor Estes
A heartwarming, yet quirky, story about a boy called Jerry whose much-loved puppy, Ginger Pye, goes missing. Jerry and his sister begin a desperate hunt for Ginger, who they're convinced has been stolen away by the stranger in the yellow hat. After months of fruitless searching the children are about to give up hope when a chance gust of wind ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780192719546
ISBN-10: 0192719548
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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: 2
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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