Ginny was not born a pirate. But since her birth she was headed in that direction. This book tells the story of Ginny's voyage towards earning herself an eye patch - a voyage made mostly at school. No other kid there had the honor.
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.
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 Addams Award; All the Water in the World, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson and a Cheerios Spoonful of Stories selection; The Pirate of Kindergarten, illustrated by Lynne Avril and recipient of the Schneider Award; Mother to Tigers and No Dessert Forever!, both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto; Trucks Roll!, illustrated by Craig Frazier; and Planes Fly!, illustrated by Mick Wiggins. Her novel, Sonnys House of Spies, earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award. George Ella lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. You can visit her at GeorgeEllaLyon.com.