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Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
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Jun 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: newbery-awards, childrens

My family has owned a dog throughout most of my life. We had a black lab until I was eleven. Then after she, Lucy, died, we got a yellow/white lab named Allie. Dogs have not only been our pets, but members of our family. Their continual loyalty and love never fails to cheer you up and they help to create a happy atmosphere at home. This book captures that spirit that a dog brings in a humorous and true-to-life way that touches me significantly. Ginger Pye is “purebred, part fox terrier and part collie. There may be a little bull in him too.” He’s also the smartest pup in Cranbury, Connecticut – tracking his master to his school and climbing up the fire escape to deliver his lost pencil. When Ginger is stolen, the children assume it is the mysterious “unsavory character” that wears a yellow hat. Although its plot has potential to be corny, the humor of childhood and fun adventures are endearing. Uncle Bennie, The Unsavory Character, Boombernickles, potential death by bee sting, and the enemy dog are just snippets of the witty and comical writing. I nearly cried when Ginger came home
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
November 3, 2009 – Finished Reading
June 2, 2011 – Shelved
June 2, 2011 – Shelved as: newbery-awards
January 7, 2018 – Shelved as: childrens

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