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Watch out, Ronald Morgan!
Giff, Patricia Reilly.
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New York, N.Y. : Viking Kestrel, 1985.
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24 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Ronald has many humorous mishaps until he gets a pair of eyeglasses. Includes a note for adults about children's eye problems.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 7349.
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Ronald has many humorous mishaps until he gets a pair of eyeglasses. Includes a note for adults about children's eye problems.

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Patricia Reilly Giff was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1935. She knew she wanted to be a writer, even as a little girl. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Marymount College, a Master's of Arts from St. John's University, and a Professional Diploma in Reading and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University.

After she graduated from college, she taught in the public schools in New York City until 1960 and then in the public schools in Elmont, New York from 1964 until 1971. She then became a reading consultant before finally, at the age of 40, deciding to write a book. She also worked as an educational consultant for Dell Yearling and Young Yearling Books and as an advisor and instructor to aspiring writers. She is the author of more than 60 children's books, as well as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers.

Together with her husband, Giff opened "The Dinosaur's Paw," a children's bookstore named after one of her own stories. She is the author of the Polk Street School books. Lily's Crossing, about the homefront during World War II, was named a Newberry Honor Book by the American Library Association as well as an ALA Notable Book for Children. The novel also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor. Pictures of Hollis Woods was also named a Newberry Honor Book and Nory Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

K - Gr 3 Lovable Ronald Morgan discovers through humorous mishaps at school that he does not see clearly. His understanding teacher sends a note home suggesting an eye examination, Ronald's eyes are promptly tested, and he is fitted with the blue-framed glasses of his choice. Told in a forthright manner but with appreciation for children's candor, the book's dialogue rings true with catchy humor. Giff obviously recognizes Ronald's need to feel unique and be cherished for his uniqueness. Natti's illustrations show the characters to be bright, colorful informal figures who move with the text. A good selection even for collections that have Marc Brown's Arthur's Eyes (Little, 1979) because the focus is different. A helpful note for parents follows the story. Barbara Peklo Serling, Oneida City Schools, N . Y . (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.