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Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes is a fun, intelligent, humorous mystery novel written to children but enjoyed by all. Written in 1951, it won the Newberry Medal in 1952.
It is an amazing story of a brother and sister who save up their money for a new little puppy. However, this isn’t any ordinary dog. Ginger Pye is extremely clever and smart. Ginger Pye is dog-napped and most of the story surrounds the hunt for the dog and the person who stole him.
We read this story a few years ago, when my children were 6 and 8 years old. They enjoyed this book so much that recently when I asked them to rank various read alouds we’ve read over the past two years – they both emphatically picked this one as their overall favorite! They loved the intriguing characters, the old-fashioned charm, the fun side-stories, but most of all the curious mystery that surrounds the little dog. We all took turns trying to figure out who really stole Ginger Pye. I hope you have as much fun with this book as we did!
Now, it’s time to link up! What have you been reading? Do you have a homeschooling or read-aloud post you would like to share? I will be adding your posts to my Pinterest Board for read alouds: