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Pinky Pye Paperback – September 1, 2000
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About the Author
Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.
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Meanwhile at The Eyrie on Fire Island, Pinky is earning a place in the Pyes' hearts by boxing with Ginger, playing games with Mr. Pye, watching Uncle Bennie collect crickets and grasshoppers, and, of course, typing her meditations. Then after the storm, first Gracie, who has been sitting on the porch roof and looking at the attic window, then Rachel, and then Pinky all start watching something that is moving around in the attic of The Eyrie, but they can't quite make out what it is. Uncle Bennie is putting his crickets and grasshoppers in the attic to sleep at night, but in the morning they're gone and their box is poked through with holes. He thinks that maybe they are poking their way out and escaping. What is happening to them? What or who is in the attic? And what kind of meditations will Pinky type?
This delightful story, the sequel to the Newbery Medal winner Ginger Pye, was an ALA Notable Book.Read more ›
This book was also considerably less sad than the first one. There was a nice little mystery though, even if it was pretty easy to guess. Even after you guessed it, you just had to see what happened, how things would work out.
It was quite hard to believe that Pinky could actually typewrite, but it was rather adorable to see things from her perspective, such as referring to Mr. Pye as Pye and a string bean as Bean. She is such a character. But the whole story really isn’t entirely about her, as Ginger Pye was mostly about Ginger. It’s about a certain other animal, too, and it’s about watching and observing.
I almost wish there was a third book. I’m sure there can be no end to the adventures of the Pyes.
See the full review on my blog, Awesome Book Assessment: http://www.awesomebookassessment.com/2015/03/pinky-pye-by-eleanor-estes.html
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GREAT BOOK My daughter loves it and reads it to me ... 10 years oldPublished 5 months ago by Tabbatha
Sometimes there's a misspelling or something that is confusing to read it. But it is still an awesome and amazing book and has many different adventures in it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Maria C. Izurieta
I've always loved Eleanor Estes's inimitable writing style and finely drawn characters, and this is my favorite of all her books. Read morePublished 23 months ago by P. Dana
I really like Pinky Pye because it is a expiring book about the family of Pye who go to Fire Island for summer vocation but when a cat called Pinky gets abandoned on their... Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by Xiaobo Wang
my nieces and nephews love the whole series. Clean and fun! They loved Ginger Pye and now they love Pinky PyePublished on September 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer