The Pirate of Kindergarten (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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Avril's illustrations are bright and vibrant. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book are simple and relate able. - LibraryThing
Terrific illustrations! - Goodreads
The pictures in this book were fantastic in my opinion. - Goodreads
The illustrations are lovely, as well. - Goodreads
I thought the book had great illustrations. - Goodreads

Review: The Pirate of Kindergarten

User Review  - Kaylee - Goodreads

The Pirate of Kindergarten is an adorable picture book for primary grades. The illustrations are beautiful! At the beginning of the book, you really feel like you have double vision because the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Haley Dowty - Goodreads

The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon is a light hearted children's book about the process of needing glasses. The lovable kindergartner Ginny sees in double. To her, seeing double means ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

George Ella Lyon grew up just down the road from Blanton Forest, the largest old growth forest in Kentucky, and has always felt most at home in the woods. Some of her recent titles include the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, the Schneider Family Book Award–winner The Pirate of Kindergarten, the Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book You and Me and Home Sweet Home, and Planes Fly! A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. You can find out more online at

Lynne Avril is the illustrator of several books for children, including The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy; He Saves the Day by Marsha Hayles; and One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy. Ms. Cravath lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. Visit her online at

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