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I CAN SEE JUST FINE

I CAN SEE JUST FINE by Eric Barclay

115 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 www.abramsappleseed.com

U.S. $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.K. £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-4197-0801-5 51495 9 781419 708015 Printed in China

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For my daughter, Paige, who can see just fine. My heartfelt thanks to Cecily Kaiser and Meagan Bennett, for making the process of creating this book such a wonderful experience.

Special thanks to David R. Stager Sr., MD, and Kenneth Berk, OD, for their optical expertise. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Barclay, Eric, author, illustrator. I can see just fine / Eric Barclay. pages cm ISBN 978-1-4197-0801-5 [1. Eyeglasses—Fiction. 2. Vision—Fiction.] I. Title. PZ7.B2357Iaj 2013 [E]—dc23 2012048270 Text and illustrations copyright © 2013 Eric Barclay Beethoven image on pages 7 and 29 © Can Stock Photo Inc./Nicku Book design by Meagan Bennett Published in 2013 by Abrams Appleseed, an imprint of ABRAMS. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. Abrams Appleseed is a registered trademark of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Printed and bound in China 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 For bulk discount inquiries, contact specialsales@abramsbooks.com.

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I CAN SEE JUST FINE

Eric Barclay Abrams Appleseed New York

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One day at school, Ms. Palmer noticed that Paige was having trouble seeing the chalkboard.

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Dad noticed that Paige was having all kinds of trouble.

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But when anyone asked Paige about her eyesight, she would always say:

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But Dr. Steiger was very nice. He asked Paige to read some letters on an eye chart.

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Dr. Steiger put some special drops in Paige’s eyes, 15062_ICanSeeJustFine_int 16

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and she looked through a mask with nobs and buttons. 15062_ICanSeeJustFine_int 17

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Paige tried on lots and lots of different frames . . .

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. . . until she found the pair that looked just right.

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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay