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Ginger Pye (Odyssey Classic)
Ginger Pye - Odyssey Classic
Author: Eleanor Estes
Meet Ginger Pye, the smartest dog you'll ever know. Jerry Pye and his sister, Rachel, feel pretty smart themselves for buying Ginger. It was the best dollar they ever spent. Ginger steals everybody's heart . . . until someone steals him!
ISBN-13: 9780152309336
ISBN-10: 0152309330
Publication Date: 3/1990
Pages: 306
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books (J)
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: 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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A child's book about a the smartest dog in the town of Cranbury and the little dog's disappearance. This is a story about the quest to rescue their brilliant dog---Ginger Pye.
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Truly an American classic. The author remembers what it is like to be a child and embues this delightful book with wonderful reality. Part mystery, part family togetherness, part learning about friendship. All of it fun, humorous and wonderful reading for the whole family. Ginger Pye (a somewhat fox terrier) is bought with a hard earned dollar. He is truly the most wonderful dog ever. That's why he gets stolen and everybody goes on adventures to find him.