The Araboolies of Liberty Street

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Potter, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
16 Reviews
Illus. in full color. "The General and Mrs. Pinch rule Liberty Street, prohibiting all laughter and games. Joy and the other youngsters who live there are unhappy but there is nothing they can do about it. Then the Araboolies, who speak no English and who change skin color daily, move in. Life becomes chaotic, exciting, and fun. This sure-fire plot, destined to woo readers, offers the welcome message of tolerance. The crisp text and autumn-muted paintings are a triumph of energy, enthusiasm, and design. Excellent to share with older readers, thought-provoking at any age."--(starred) "Booklist.

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User Review  - Sonnie - Goodreads

I adore this book! I was at a weekend-long meeting and one of the participants had this book. I picked it up to check it out, when the book-owner (who is blind) asked me to read it aloud to the group ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brianna Crall - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book and will most certainly use it when building classroom community. Read full review

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Sam Swope is the author of two previous picture books, "The Krazees "and "The Araboolies of Liberty Street," He lives in New York City. Sue Riddle lives in Providence, Rhode Island. This is his first book.

Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including "Gumbrella, " which he also wrote; "By My Brother's Side"; and "Game Day", which received a Christopher Award in the category of books for young people. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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