Meet the marvelous Pyes—
There is Mrs. Pye, the youngest mother in town;
Mr. Pye, a famous bird man, who handles all the nation’s important bird problems;
Rachel Pye, who is so reasonable she can make unreasonable ideas sound like good ones;
Jerry Pye, who knows about rocks of all sorts and plans to grow up to be a rock man;
Uncle Bennie, who is Jerry and Rachel’s uncle—even though he’s only three years old.
Lastly is Ginger Pye, the “intellectual dog,” who Jerry bought for a hard-earned dollar. The most famous pup in all of Cranbury, Ginger knows tons of tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets . . . until someone steals him!
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Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.
Winner of the Newbery Medal
“The book’s charm lies in its telling, in its humor, in its true awareness of the strength of feeling and imagination, of pain and ecstasy, that is part of childhood.”
—Chicago Sunday Tribune
“Here is the book for which we have been waiting. . . . A story written with the same sympathy, humor, and understanding that have made the Moffats so dearly loved everywhere. An outstanding book.”
—The Horn Book
“Not many writers can give us the mind and heart of a child as Eleanor Estes can. . . . It is a book to be read and reread.”
—Saturday Review of Literature
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