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The Pirate of Kindergarten

Written by George Ella Lyon & illustrated by Lynne Avril
Published by Atheneum
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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.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

This book is a great book for addressing the rather niche topic of needing an eye patch to correct for double vision. It does a beautiful job of illustrating what double vision feels like to create empathy in those of us who have never experienced double vision and highlight some of the feelings a child experiencing the complications of double vision might have. I love how excited the little girl is right off the bat to have a patch, and her positive transformation into an awesome pirate!

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Who Wrote The Pirate of Kindergarten

George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!, Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World and What Forest Knows. A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

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Who Illustrated The Pirate of Kindergarten

Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril has illustrated all the stories about young Amelia Bedelia. The artist lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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June 22, 2010
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