The Pirate of Kindergarten

The Pirate of Kindergarten

By George Ella Lyon; Lynne Avril (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416950240, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010


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.

About the Author
George Ella Lyon is an award-winning poet and author. She has written more than 35 books for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award picture book "The Pirate of Kindergarten and" the young adult novel" Sonny's House of Spies", as well as numerous books for adults. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lynne Avril is the illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including a picture book series about Amelia Bedelia's childhood adventures. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.