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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal Winner, 1952

Ten-year-old Jerry Pye wants a dog more than anything. And not just any dog. He has a puppy all picked out. But someone else wants him, too. So Jerry and his sister must hurry to earn enough money to buy him. When they get Ginger home, strange things start to happen. A sneaky stranger in a yellow hat starts following them everywhere. When their precious Ginger disappears on Thanksgiving Day, they start looking for the man in the yellow hat. If they find him, they'll probably find their pup. Finally, after months of fruitless searching, their determination is rewarded by a stroke of good luck and a gust of wind.  

Fresh, touching, and unforgettable, this book takes listeners back to a time and place alive with innocence and family tradition. Kate Forbes' lively narration lets listeners see the world through the fresh eyes of a close-knit family enjoying each other through both good times and bad.

©1979 Eleanor Estes (P)1999 Recorded Books

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Great book. Highly recommend it! So interesting! It can be scary, sad, and happy! Amazing

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Heartwarming nostalgia

I wish every student could listen to this book today. It shows the character that children used to be surrounded by and nurtured with. I loved every minute of it!

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So cute! I am ten and loved it

I really loved this book and how it was written. It was sweet and funny.

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Ginger pye

It is so cute and sweet at the beginning when they can earn a dollar and buy the DOG and then the DOG gets stolen that they keep looking for it but don't find it and then they FIND THE DOG and it's so sad how they describe the dog and how mistreated he looks

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so good thank God I found this!

I was stress out bc I had to take a test on this tommorow and I couldn't find my book, but then I found this. SOO HAPPY I FOUND THIS

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This does not even work, it always loads!

What would have made Ginger Pye better?

If it worked.

What was most disappointing about Eleanor Estes’s story?

It didn't work.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Forbes?

I don't know, it didn't work.

What character would you cut from Ginger Pye?

I don't know, it didn't work.

Any additional comments?

I didn't work

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