Pinky Pye

Pinky Pye

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by Eleanor Estes, Edward Ardizzone
     
 

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Eleanor Estes's Newbery Award-winning Ginger Pye and its sequel Pinky Pye are back in print!

In Pinky Pye, the Pye family adds another member. A furious black kitten abandoned on their doorstep endears itself to the whole family-even Ginger-and foreshadows another addition to the Pye family that will change their lives forever.

Overview

Eleanor Estes's Newbery Award-winning Ginger Pye and its sequel Pinky Pye are back in print!

In Pinky Pye, the Pye family adds another member. A furious black kitten abandoned on their doorstep endears itself to the whole family-even Ginger-and foreshadows another addition to the Pye family that will change their lives forever.

About the Author:

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152025656
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
418,552
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

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.
 

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Pinky Pye 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pinky Pye, by Eleanor Estes, is the fantastic sequel to Ginger Pye. When the Jerry and Rachel Pyes' ornithologist (bird expert) father is sent to Fire Island, NY for the summer, he invites his wife, Jerry, Rachel, the children's 3-year-old uncle Bennie, and their cat (Gracie) and dog (Ginger). On this small, tropical island, the Pyes and their pets find themselves heading towards exciting adventures. Here comes the introduction to the abandoned and orphaned furious black cat, Pinky, whom they adopt out of compassion. Finding Pinky is the least of the excitement, when they find out she can spar with Ginger, play games, type with Mr. Pye, and makes an ascent to the Pyes' summer cottage's eaves, thus revealing the most exciting and suspenseful part of the story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was tottaly amazing. Pinky is the smartest cat you'll ever read about. Like I said its tottaly awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing book with spice and joy for young readers to get lost in!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. The characters are very realistic while the plot and descriptions were also pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great i loved it
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
The Pye family is back, with nine (almost ten) year old Rachel, brother Jerry who is ten, Papa who is a famous ornithologist or bird man, Mama, three (almost four) year old Uncle Bennie, cat Gracie, and very smart dog Ginger. Mr. Pye has an assignment to do a study of birds on Fire Island, so he takes the whole family with him and rents a cottage appropriately named The Eyrie from Mrs. A. A. Pulie. While there, the Pyes adopt a little black cat with one white paw whom they name Pinky. And what is amazing is that Pinky knows how to type! However, Papa’s friend Hiram Bish, another famous bird man, and his wife are sailing on the S. S. Pennsylvania near Fire Island and during a terrible storm lose their rare pet owl, one of the smallest in the world, when it is blown out of Mrs. Bish’s hands by the wind. Meanwhile at The Eyrie on Fire Island, Pinky is earning a place in the Pyes’ hearts by boxing with Ginger, playing games with Mr. Pye, watching Uncle Bennie collect crickets and grasshoppers, and, of course, typing her meditations. Then after the storm, first Gracie, who has been sitting on the porch roof and looking at the attic window, then Rachel, and then Pinky all start watching something that is moving around in the attic of The Eyrie, but they can’t quite make out what it is. Uncle Bennie is putting his crickets and grasshoppers in the attic to sleep at night, but in the morning they’re gone and their box is poked through with holes. He thinks that maybe they are poking their way out and escaping. What is happening to them? What or who is in the attic? And what kind of meditations will Pinky type? This delightful story, the sequel to the Newbery Medal winner Ginger Pye, was an ALA Notable Book. As the owner of several cats through the years, I can testify that the author captures the personality of a cat perfectly in her portrayal of Pinky. There is very little that might be considered objectionable—a reference to the ages of rocks when the earth broke away from the sun millions of years ago and a few instances of pipe and cigar smoking. What I like is that the Pyes are a family that, while a little quirky, really love each other and are not afraid to show that love. “Rachel’s heart swelled up with love for her father” (p. 126). The Pyes are also friends with the Moffats who are the subjects of four other children’s novels by Eleanor Estes: The Moffats, The Middle Moffat, Rufus M., and The Moffat Museum, two of which were Newbery Honor books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so wish that I had this book because this cat would proably look very cute. The plot and ending are very well written. GREAT JOB ESATES!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I read Ginger Pye and all I could say is bravo!
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arDT More than 1 year ago
catched the funny bone in me
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Ginger is so cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pinky Pye is an awesome book but not as good as Ginger Pye.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a really gret and funny work by Estes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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