The kids of Liberty Street join forces to help the Araboolies when mean General Pinch orders them to move because they look different.
""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