eBook Ginger Pye download

by Eleanor Estes

eBook Ginger Pye download ISBN: 059045126X
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc (1991)
Language: English
Pages: 306
ePub: 1983 kb
Fb2: 1226 kb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: lit lrf docx azw
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Animals

Eleanor Estes's Ginger Pye, a 1952 Newbery Medal winner, is a warm, witty mystery set in a small-town American community. Ginger Pye, the star of the show, is the very smart dog that ten-year-old Jerry Pye buys for a hard-earned dollar. The most famous pup in Cranbury (a town between Boston and New York), Ginger knows many tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets . . . until someone steals him! Will Jerry and his sister Rachel ever be able to find their beloved terrier? Don't miss the sequel, Pinky Pye!
Comments: (7)
Steel balls
The story was just okay. It contained some great descriptive prose and the characters are well constructed. My 7 year old found it engaging but slow. The story was unnecessarily drawn out and included plot filler that seemed irrelevant and unnecessary. It was also surprisingly sad for what initially appeared to be a light children's book. My daughter has not asked to read other books in this series.
This is a 50+ year old book that almost feels timeless. Children today may romantically view the protagonists the way we thought of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in the freedom they enjoyed to roam all over their home towns. But on every other level the emotions and thought processes of the Pye children as they acquire their first dog are universally experienced and shared. Ginger Pye clearly is the smartest dog in the world, or at least the smartest dog in every house but mine. His and his family's adventures, which are not always light-hearted, should delight almost everyone even today.
One of the things I loved about this book is its innocent description of life in a small town for a child 100 years ago or so. Their ability to manage their time, run freely, and be responsible is a distant memory for me (I grew up in the 50s and 60s).

I bought this book because I had just adopted a dog and named her Ginger; after doing some research on the internet I found this book Ginger Pye, and bought it - a copy for me and one for the kids next door. Even though the Ginger dog in the book is a boy dog, it is a great fit for ust.
My 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders loved it. They felt is was "very emotional, in a good way". :)
My daughter and son loved this when I read it aloud to them when they were 6 and 4 respectively, one chapter a night, and they would beg to read more every night. Then, two years later, my 8-y-o found it on the shelf a couple of weeks ago and could not put it down. It will especially appeal to pet-loving kids.
My granddaughter loves this book!
It might interest small children to whom you read it. I think anyone who reads on his or her own already will be either bored or feel condescended to.
Very cute book! My 9 year old loved the adorable story filled with a little silly here and there. Great read.