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  Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Review by: Brooke O.
North Carolina, Grade 7

Imagine working really hard to earn enough money to buy something you really want, like a puppy. Now imagine when you do succeed, the puppy goes missing. In this book, Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes a young boy named Jerry Pye and his sister Rachel have to solve the mystery of the unsavory character. They wonder continuously who stole their new puppy. Daily they go around their neighborhood questioning everyone there. One day, when the siblings question one of their neighbors to see if he had seen their dog, the neighbor was very peculiar. He wouldnít even answer. He was just sweating, and then slammed the door in their face. Will they catch the unsavory character who stole their dog? Read this entertaining mystery, and find out.
The characters in this book are Jerry Pye, Rachel Pye, and Uncle Bennie. All three of them experience many adventures throughout the book. Rachel earns money for the dog by working at her church. While sweeping the pews, Rachel sees a mysterious shadow walking into the church. At first, they all thought it was the preacher coming in to see why the church doors were open, but it wasnít. The shadow kept appearing, and disappearing in a distance. It was a shadow of a tall man, but they never really see him. After they earned the money to get the dog, they head down to the barn to buy the dog. On the way home with their new puppy, they felt as if they were being followed. They heard footsteps behind them. They all wondered if it were the same guy who was making the shadow at the church. They worried about was getting home safe. I believe that all three of the characters in this story are very brave because, they didnít run when they heard footsteps behind them or when they saw the mysterious shadow. My favorite character is Rachel because she adds mystery to the book and is very cautious about everything. She also pays a lot of attention to what goes on around her. So in my opinion Rachel makes this novel better.
The narrator in this book speaks from the kidís perspective. I think thatís what makes the book well because each chapter always ends at a very good part. The narrator tells the story in a way to where you wonít put the book down. So if you like a very mysterious book, written in a very mysterious way, that will keep you interested, this one is for you. This book is great for anyone.
The genre of this book is a childrenís mystery. The kids in this book are willing to solve a mystery, and go through many adventures doing so. Like the mystery of the unsavory character and the man in the yellow hat. These are only some of the mysteries that are included in this book. If you want to find out about the rest read Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.
I liked this book because; it was a very interesting mystery. It was also narrated in a very great way, and will keep you amazed. This book is most appropriate for kids in grades 4-7. This book won the Newberry award in 1952, for excellence in American childrenís literature. Some other books that Eleanor Estes has written are, Alley, Pinky Pye, and The Middle Moffat. You should read this book because it keeps you wondering, and it is a great mystery.






Imagine working really hard to earn enough money to buy something you really want, like a puppy. Now imagine when you do succeed, the puppy goes missing. In this book, Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes a young boy named Jerry Pye and his sister Rachel have to solve the mystery of the unsavory character. They wonder continuously who stole their new puppy. Daily they go around their neighborhood questioning everyone there. One day, when the siblings question one of their neighbors to see if he had seen their dog, the neighbor was very peculiar. He wouldnít even answer. He was just sweating, and then slammed the door in their face. Will they catch the unsavory character who stole their dog? Read this entertaining mystery, and find out.
The characters in this book are Jerry Pye, Rachel Pye, and Uncle Bennie. All three of them experience many adventures throughout the book. Rachel earns money for the dog by working at her church. While sweeping the pews, Rachel sees a mysterious shadow walking into the church. At first, they all thought it was the preacher coming in to see why the church doors were open, but it wasnít. The shadow kept appearing, and disappearing in a distance. It was a shadow of a tall man, but they never really see him. After they earned the money to get the dog, they head down to the barn to buy the dog. On the way home with their new puppy, they felt as if they were being followed. They heard footsteps behind them. They all wondered if it were the same guy who was making the shadow at the church. They worried about was getting home safe. I believe that all three of the characters in this story are very brave because, they didnít run when they heard footsteps behind them or when they saw the mysterious shadow. My favorite character is Rachel because she adds mystery to the book and is very cautious about everything. She also pays a lot of attention to what goes on around her. So in my opinion Rachel makes this novel better.
The narrator in this book speaks from the kidís perspective. I think thatís what makes the book well because each chapter always ends at a very good part. The narrator tells the story in a way to where you wonít put the book down. So if you like a very mysterious book, written in a very mysterious way, that will keep you interested, this one is for you. This book is great for anyone.
The genre of this book is a childrenís mystery. The kids in this book are willing to solve a mystery, and go through many adventures doing so. Like the mystery of the unsavory character and the man in the yellow hat. These are only some of the mysteries that are included in this book. If you want to find out about the rest read Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.
I liked this book because; it was a very interesting mystery. It was also narrated in a very great way, and will keep you amazed. This book is most appropriate for kids in grades 4-7. This book won the Newberry award in 1952, for excellence in American childrenís literature. Some other books that Eleanor Estes has written are, Alley, Pinky Pye, and The Middle Moffat. You should read this book because it keeps you wondering, and it is a great mystery.





Imagine working really hard to earn enough money to buy something you really want, like a puppy. Now imagine when you do succeed, the puppy goes missing. In this book, Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes a young boy named Jerry Pye and his sister Rachel have to solve the mystery of the unsavory character. They wonder continuously who stole their new puppy. Daily they go around their neighborhood questioning everyone there. One day, when the siblings question one of their neighbors to see if he had seen their dog, the neighbor was very peculiar. He wouldnít even answer. He was just sweating, and then slammed the door in their face. Will they catch the unsavory character who stole their dog? Read this entertaining mystery, and find out.
The characters in this book are Jerry Pye, Rachel Pye, and Uncle Bennie. All three of them experience many adventures throughout the book. Rachel earns money for the dog by working at her church. While sweeping the pews, Rachel sees a mysterious shadow walking into the church. At first, they all thought it was the preacher coming in to see why the church doors were open, but it wasnít. The shadow kept appearing, and disappearing in a distance. It was a shadow of a tall man, but they never really see him. After they earned the money to get the dog, they head down to the barn to buy the dog. On the way home with their new puppy, they felt as if they were being followed. They heard footsteps behind them. They all wondered if it were the same guy who was making the shadow at the church. They worried about was getting home safe. I believe that all three of the characters in this story are very brave because, they didnít run when they heard footsteps behind them or when they saw the mysterious shadow. My favorite character is Rachel because she adds mystery to the book and is very cautious about everything. She also pays a lot of attention to what goes on around her. So in my opinion Rachel makes this novel better.
The narrator in this book speaks from the kidís perspective. I think thatís what makes the book well because each chapter always ends at a very good part. The narrator tells the story in a way to where you wonít put the book down. So if you like a very mysterious book, written in a very mysterious way, that will keep you interested, this one is for you. This book is great for anyone.
The genre of this book is a childrenís mystery. The kids in this book are willing to solve a mystery, and go through many adventures doing so. Like the mystery of the unsavory character and the man in the yellow hat. These are only some of the mysteries that are included in this book. If you want to find out about the rest read Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.
I liked this book because; it was a very interesting mystery. It was also narrated in a very great way, and will keep you amazed. This book is most appropriate for kids in grades 4-7. This book won the Newberry award in 1952, for excellence in American childrenís literature. Some other books that Eleanor Estes has written are, Alley, Pinky Pye, and The Middle Moffat. You should read this book because it keeps you wondering, and it is a great mystery.





Imagine working really hard to earn enough money to buy something you really want, like a puppy. Now imagine when you do succeed, the puppy goes missing. In this book, Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes a young boy named Jerry Pye and his sister Rachel have to solve the mystery of the unsavory character. They wonder continuously who stole their new puppy. Daily they go around their neighborhood questioning everyone there. One day, when the siblings question one of their neighbors to see if he had seen their dog, the neighbor was very peculiar. He wouldnít even answer. He was just sweating, and then slammed the door in their face. Will they catch the unsavory character who stole their dog? Read this entertaining mystery, and find out.
The characters in this book are Jerry Pye, Rachel Pye, and Uncle Bennie. All three of them experience many adventures throughout the book. Rachel earns money for the dog by working at her church. While sweeping the pews, Rachel sees a mysterious shadow walking into the church. At first, they all thought it was the preacher coming in to see why the church doors were open, but it wasnít. The shadow kept appearing, and disappearing in a distance. It was a shadow of a tall man, but they never really see him. After they earned the money to get the dog, they head down to the barn to buy the dog. On the way home with their new puppy, they felt as if they were being followed. They heard footsteps behind them. They all wondered if it were the same guy who was making the shadow at the church. They worried about was getting home safe. I believe that all three of the characters in this story are very brave because, they didnít run when they heard footsteps behind them or when they saw the mysterious shadow. My favorite character is Rachel because she adds mystery to the book and is very cautious about everything. She also pays a lot of attention to what goes on around her. So in my opinion Rachel makes this novel better.
The narrator in this book speaks from the kidís perspective. I think thatís what makes the book well because each chapter always ends at a very good part. The narrator tells the story in a way to where you wonít put the book down. So if you like a very mysterious book, written in a very mysterious way, that will keep you interested, this one is for you. This book is great for anyone.
The genre of this book is a childrenís mystery. The kids in this book are willing to solve a mystery, and go through many adventures doing so. Like the mystery of the unsavory character and the man in the yellow hat. These are only some of the mysteries that are included in this book. If you want to find out about the rest read Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.
I liked this book because; it was a very interesting mystery. It was also narrated in a very great way, and will keep you amazed. This book is most appropriate for kids in grades 4-7. This book won the Newberry award in 1952, for excellence in American childrenís literature. Some other books that Eleanor Estes has written are, Alley, Pinky Pye, and The Middle Moffat. You should read this book because it keeps you wondering, and it is a great mystery.

I liked this book because it was a adventourous mystery, and it always kept me intrested to read more.

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