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The Araboolies of Liberty Street Paperback – Picture Book, April 9, 2001
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A “very vivid and entertaining tale of fair play and poetic justice,”* The Araboolies of Liberty Street by writer Sam Swope and illustrator Barry Root is the story of a family overcoming neighborhood prejudice.
The General and Mrs. Pinch have always prided themselves on the character of those living on Liberty Street. But when the Araboolies move in, the rigid conformity stifling the neighbors is shattered by the newcomers’ joyous and eccentric behavior.
Now, the General has called in the army to reestablish order―only to find resistance from the children of Liberty Street determined to ensure the freedom of their newfound friends, the Araboolies.
“Even on a street named for freedom itself, people conform and are terrified by bullies, by killjoys…Enter the Araboolies, an irrepressible extended family of multicolored vagabonds [with] rollicking, nonconformist behavior.”―*The New York Times Book Review
“The crisp text and autumn-muted, full-color paintings are a triumph of energy, enthusiasm, and design.”―Booklist (starred review)
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- Publisher : Square Fish; Reprint edition (April 9, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374303908
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374303907
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 10.28 x 0.12 x 8.24 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #590,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liberty Street is a quiet street where the residents live in fear of upsetting the General. Everything is the same, same, same. Each house is the same, everyone follows similar schedules... ho-hum boredom!
Until... the Araboolies move in. See what they do to change an everyday ho-hum street into a street that is worth living on.
This book not only examines the differences in people and life (which make the world a not-so-boring place!) and actually celebrates them! A great way to start off the school year.
Am enjoying reading it to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders That I volunteer-read to. They are enjoying the book and the lessons of tolerance (and against bigotry) that you can learn from this little book.
And it arrived in a very quick, timely manner.