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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: Young Classic
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1st Harcourt Young Classics Ed edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152025057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152025052
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Here is the book for which we have been waiting...a story written with sympathy, humor, and understanding. An outstanding book.' The Horn Book --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941.


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ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her books about the Moffats are Newbery Honor books, as is The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952.

Customer Reviews

The book was well written and was a good story.
CDC
Even if I didn't like the plot or the way it was written, I have always managed to find some quality about the book that I enjoyed or found some redeeming value.
MT Mama to 3
Join the fun as Rachel and Jerry climb mountains,look in caves and skeleton houses and try to track down poor Ginger Pye.
Janette M. Foster

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kristen on April 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
Ginger Pye is the story of two siblings, Jerry and Rachel Pye, and their very intelligent dog, Ginger. Jerry wants to study rocks when he grows up and Rachael wants to study birds like her father. The children are very inquisitive and worry about things constantly. This book is a suspenseful mystery. The mystery begins when Ginger is stolen. The children think that an unsavory character in a yellow hat stole him; they search all over town for their beloved puppy.
This book is witty and funny. The children ask strange things throughout the novel like whether New York or Boston is more important. I think this book would be great for any child; it kept my attention. This is definitely a book that I will read again.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tammy on June 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a very sweet story that details the happenings as two siblings who get along strangely well go about earning money to purchase a puppy, get and keep the puppy, and then have the puppy stolen from them. The main characters, Jerry and Rachel Pye get along better than any brother and sister pair that I've ever known. In addition, they are quite avid readers and seem to think deeper than most children of their age. My favorite character was Rachel Pye who tended to be on the fairy tale side of most situations and whose "reasonableness" sometimes wasn't so reasonable. Ginger, the puppy that gets bought and then stolen is a very remarkable dog and is considered highly intelligent by most of the family and small town in which they reside. The author does a great job in portraying the dog's thoughts but during the description of the "pencil incident" I felt she was untrue to the story's previous voice. Before and after this point in the book she had used Ginger's actions to describe what he was thinking or feeling, but during this incident only, the puppy takes on qualities of personification that don't ring true for the rest of the book. One slightly irritating part of the book was another main character, Sam Doody. Sam Doody seems to always come by with a miracle in his pocket. I wish that Estes had spent a little bit more time developing his character rather than have him come swooping in out of nowhere to save the day on several occasions. Uncle Bennie, the siblings three-year-old uncle, was a favorite character of mine. I loved that he was a hero in Cranbury and that he was allowed to do certain things because he was an uncle and even took on certain personality traits because of his young age at having a niece and a nephew. Mr.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Ginger Pye is about a boy named Jerry and his sister Rachel. When Jerry decides he wants a dog, Rachel, Uncle Bernie, and him work so hard to earn a dollar to buy the smartest pup in town. On there way home from grandma's with the puppy a mysterious footstepper was following them. Then on Thanksgiving Day Ginger Pye is stolen. Could Ginger have been stolen by the mysterious footstepper? Or someone else? Where is Ginger Pye and will the Pye family ever get back their smart pup?
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
In the book Ginger Pye Jerry is just some normal boy who is trying to figure out how to buy a puppy. Once Jerry has the dog he can't stop thinking about him. Jerry is really the kind of character who just can't stand not being around his dog. He loves him so much. Half of the time Jerry tries to figure out what has happened to Ginger and can't fid him. Jerry loves to have a perfect day and that's impossible without his dog. Jerry is one of those characters who grabs your body and tells you the story in a very exciting way.All of the best feelings you can think of, Jerry is almost two of them at once. I absolutely adored the book Ginger Pye because the book was very exhilarating, funny, and everything about the boook was unique. The book was very enjoyable. I would recommend the book to anyone who likes a lot of action. This book can take every single bit of time of your day until you finish it. It's just so exciting
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1999
Format: Library Binding
The book Ginger Pye was an adventerous book. It is a a very good book for me, an 11 year old, but not too childesh. The book is about a boy named Jerry and a girl named Rachel who got a dog by earning a dollar. They named the dog Ginger Pye. He was a very popular puppy in the city. He did some amazing things without being trained. One day someone stole him. They looked everywhere, and found a very suspicious man wearing a yellow hat. They suspect he stole Ginger. Will they catch the robber, and find their puppy? Read the book to find out! The author did not write the book in a very descriptive way. She wrote it so anyone who knows how to read it. I have one complaint about the way she wrote it. Almost half of the book is concerned with Rachel and Jerry looking for Ginger. Other than that, I loved the book! Don't judge a book by how many pages it has or what the cover looks like. The pages go by so fast, and the cover looks like a childesh book, but it's not. It is a very easy, yet interesting book to read. I would highly recommend the book. I liked the book, and I bet anyone who read it would agree with me. I maybe more like a 2-7 grade book. It was excellent!
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