Ginger Pye Topics for Discussion

Eleanor Estes
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1. During what period of history does Ginger Pye take place? What clues can you find in the book to support your hypothesis?

2. In chapter 1, when Rachel is thinking of ways to help Jerry raise money, she thinks of her "mite box." What do you think a mite box is? Why?

3. Why do you think Ginger's tail has been cut off? Is Mrs. Pye right in her explanation?

4. Why is Uncle Benny famous in the town of Cranbury? Have you known anyone with an aunt or uncle like Benny?

5. Would it make any difference to the story if the book had a contemporary setting? Why or why not?

6. Is the relationship between Rachel Pye and her brother a realistic one? Why or why not?

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