Araboolies of Liberty Street – by Sam Description:

Araboolies of Liberty 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) Araboolies of Liberty Street – by Sam