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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After a few days, Jerry remembered that he hadn’t given his puppy a name! Of course, Rachel always looks for the good in people.

Whether they actually are or not. Bedridden while recovering, Estes began writing down some of her childhood memories, which would later turn into full-length children’s books.

Pye,” was the first thing the men in Washington said. We liked the fact they cared enough to consider the cats feelings about buying a dog, and they cared about rleanor and small creatures enough to put a bell around the cats neck. They both have a few exciting places they visit.

Your email address will not be published. Nerd Alert And this last bit is entirely unrelated to the story, but it’s one of the reasons I love reading old books. I was all prepared to give this five stars, but I was dissatisfied by the ending.

Jan 31, Falina rated it it was ok Shelves: I did also love the Krush’s work; they were among the first illustrators I actually followed from book to book The writing is absolutely horrible. By the way, The Hundred Dresses is a perfect little children’s book, and especially perfect for little girls, of which I have two. Ginger was a smart dog. Originally a librarian, Estes’ writing career began following a case of tuberculosis.


There Ginger had been — on the trail of Jerry, to find out where he went always. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

I read this book for my 4th grade guided reading group book.

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (1951)

May 04, Joseph Park rated it it was amazing Shelves: This rambling Newbery Medal Winner feels quintessentially s. There’s nothing objectionable in the book, just some plain old neighborhood adventures. I can see it is meant to have charm and be from a child’s point of view, probably why my children weren’t bothered by the Willy nilly ramblingness of it like I was, and I have read other books that were more about the setting and the people than the actual narrative, but it’s just something about this one bugged the heck out of me.

I decided to read this one before that, but I am going to return it to the library. I read it aloud to the girls. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Pye met is one of them, Mr. Aug 11, Aleesia rated it it was amazing.

She perceptively captures the way children think about their world, and anchors these ordinary but quite likable children in a believable ‘s American town. Click here to see the rest of this review. The most famous pup in all of Cranbury who learns tons of tricks, Ginger disappears on Thanksgiving Day — spirited away, the children feel sure, but the stranger in the yellow hat. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

CW- straight forward, memorable, can be told by heart by millions of people this is verifiable, if you’ve read the book seriously tell it to someone, you’ll find yourself using actual quotes from the book.

I’m not ready for that yet. Books by Eleanor Estes. An unanswered question I would really like to ask the author is,”Who’s hat flew into the reservoir and would this affect the Pye family bringing Ginger home or something to do with the mysterious foot stepper? So, after al An old-fashioned book that probably seemed a bit old-fashioned even in the 50s when it was first published.

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If you love words, you will probably like this book. If you like books with adventure, mystery, and animals this would be a great book for you. Are you kidding me?!!!!? Not enough time to become attached. This article does not cite any sources. One person found this helpful. He had fallen into temptation after all. These are remarkably thoughtful kids and the dog too! I loved Uncle Bennie in the book who was so realistic and cute!

Published on September 1, by Harcourt Children’s Books. Pye who is the youngest mother in Cranberry and a dad Mr. The book was originally published inand it won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in They finally give up when they see a grown dog running towards them.

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. Then on the day that they needed the money Sam Doody comes along and asks if they would like to earn a dollar. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.