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The Pirate of Kindergarten Rating:

Doubles are good for lots of things--double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only half of what she sees is real, but which half? The solution to her problem is wondrously simple: an eye patch! Ginny becomes the pirate of kindergarten.With the help of her pirate patch, Ginny can read, run, and even snip her scissors with double the speed! Vibrant illustrations from Lynne Avril capture the realities of what Ginny sees both before and after.

"Based on Lyon’s own experience, the sensitively written story radiates empathy and good humor. Even children who have not experienced Ginny’s problem will understand her occasional frustration and find it intriguing that one person can literally see the world differently from another." -- Booklist

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George Ella Lyon has written many books for young readers including the award-winning picture book You and Me and Home Sweet Home, illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, which was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award; Mother to Tigers; No Dessert Forever!, both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto and Trucks Roll! illustrated by Craig Frazier. Her novel, Sonny's House of Spies, earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 and up
Author George Ella Lyon
Illustrator Lynne Avril
ISBN 1416950249
Publication Date Jun 22, 2010
Publisher Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Language English