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Ginger Pye (Pyes, Bk 1)
Ginger Pye - Pyes, Bk 1
Author: Eleanor Estes
A warm, witty mystery set in a small-town American community. Ginger Pye, the star of the show, is the very smart dog that ten-year-old Jerry Pye buys for a hard-earned dollar. The most famous pup in Cranbury (a town between Boston and New York), Ginger knows many tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets . ....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590451260
ISBN-10: 059045126X
Publication Date: 1/1979
Pages: 306
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Ginger Pye (Pyes, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
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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