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.