Eleanor Estes ( ) launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in She was awarded the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye. From the Harcourt, Brace edition of Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes: Once again Eleanor Estes has written with tenderness and humor a. When the Pye family’s puppy, Ginger, disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the children are convinced that he has been abducted by a stranger in a yellow hat.

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Then he lowered his head down on his paws again and he let out a deep sigh that sounded elwanor like a sob, there was in it so much relief and pain and pleasure and remembering. For example, Ginger estess Jerry walk out the door and wondered, where does he go everyday?

Originally a librarian, Estes’ writing career began following a case of tuberculosis. To ask other readers questions about Ginger Pyeplease sign up.

It was also surprisingly sad for what initially appeared to be a light children’s book. Luckily, I was a captive audience in my car. They finally give up when they see a grown dog running towards them.

Repetitions, chapters about mundane moments, narrations that had nothing to do with the plot…I am glad I had an audiobook, because realizing the book had pages might have ended it…even with it being a Newbery.

See 2 questions about Ginger Pye…. I mention that solely because I can’t say whether reading them would have made me more or less interested in this book and, more specifically, Estes’ narrative style. So you know I am really serious when I say that most of Ginger Pye bored me almost dangerously! I became quite enamored with the story about halfway through the book and just couldn’t put it down. Well, it didn’t take much digging to discover that the word pick-a-pack became pickaback became piggyback through a process called folk etymology, wherein people begin to replace a word whose meaning has been lost pick — to place or put with a similar sounding word piggy regardless of whether or not the new word makes any sort of sense.


So they called him, Ginger or Ginger Pye. Instead of writing my traditional random reviews like I usually do I’m giving this book a two but out of spite I would prefer to give it a one I’m going to take the time to compare this book to the greatest not Newbery winning children’s book of all time at minimum someone try to argue it’s not in the top 5.

Are you kidding me?!!!!? Jerry wants a dog but he is worried about his cat’s feelings, when he has made sure that he doesn’t think his cat will mind he goes about earning the dollar required to buy the puppy he has set his heart on.

Later on Thanksgiving Day, the dog went missing. Jan 24, Brooke rated it it was amazing.

I assume they mean 1st-person narration, but gee, Huck Finn for example is elsanor “I book” and it is excellent! The book was originally published inand it won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in Gracie had belonged to the family for eleven years. It contained some great descriptive prose and the characters are well constructed. What kid wouldn’t enjoy that?

Ginger Pye Book Review and Ratings by Kids – Eleanor Estes

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I checked to see who the illustrator was and it was Eleanor Estes herself. The gniger with Rachel were pretty much outside the main plot, I felt, and that enhanced my impression of how special they were.

There uncle Bennie who is three yes pages are wasted on explaining this point that has nothing to do with the plot, why not just make him a younger brother?

Feb 27, Kristen rated it it was ok Shelves: It is filled with love, and I would definitely recommend this mysterious, loving, adventurous story!

I loved Uncle Bennie in the book who was so realistic and cute! I read as many books as a child as I do to this day – reading was an enormous aspect of my life from the get go.


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So, after al An old-fashioned book that probably seemed a bit old-fashioned even in the 50s when it was first published. I just read it in school and it is amazing! She perceptively captures the way children think about eleanorr world, and anchors these ordinary but quite likable children in a believable ‘s American town. Then on the day that they needed the money Sam Doody comes along and asks if they would like to earn a dollar.

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Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes on Amazon. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Almost all his neighbors and friends knew Ginger. This book is about giner puppy named Ginger. This was longer than Rachel, aged nine, or even Jerry, aged ten, had.

Even though Ginger was actually Jerry’s dog, it was was interesting how much of the book is from Rachel’s point of view.

Rachel and Binger try so hard to think of an idea but just can’t do it. They were quite fond of it and got caught up in the mystery – especially Poppy age 7, so we kept with it to the end but reading it drove me crazy. We were so desperate for Ginger to get back home to his family. While it’s true that this book is about a dog, it is only in the sense that the dog is the chief subject matter in the lives of the kids.

Jerry was pleased eleahor the puppy and headed home. Lists with This Book.