Synopses & Reviews
Now back in print, this book introduces the Araboolies, an extended family of multicolored vagabonds with nonconformist behavior, who inspire the people on their street who live in fear of bullies and killjoys. Full-color illustrations.
"The General and Mrs. Pinch rule the residents of Liberty Street, prohibiting all laughter, activity, and games . . . Then the Araboolies move in . . . Life becomes chaotic, exciting, wonderul, and fun -- until the General calls in the army . . . Thought-provoking." --Starred, Booklist
The kids of Liberty Street join forces to help the Araboolies when mean General Pinch orders them to move because they look different.
About the Author
lives in New York City and teaches creative writing in schools across the country and on the Internet.
Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.