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The Graves family

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Philomel Books,
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The Graves family has just moved to Union City, and they definitely don't fit in. With giant spiders in the living room, a voracious Venus flytrap named Phoebe in the kitchen, and a secret laboratory in the basement, the neighbors are afraid to visit! Except for Seth and Sara Miller, the kids next door, who decide to help them make friends. Maybe if Mr. Graves gives all the bald men in town his amazing hair-growing tonic, which he developed from the follicles of house cats? It seems like a great idea-until the tonic-dosed town council starts chasing birds and running up trees! And then Phoebe nearly devours the Ladies' Auxiliary Garden Club-will the Graves family ever find a way to fit in? This picture book is one of Polacco's funniest ever, with wild, colorful illustrations filled with creepy details that kids will love. And it has a beautiful message as well: differences should be celebrated, not feared!
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Grouping Title graves family
Grouping Author polacco patricia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 23:53:44PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-20 02:11:59AM

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publishDate 2003, 2006
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subject_facet Haunted houses -- Juvenile fiction, Haunted houses. -- Fiction, Moving, Household -- Fiction, Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The Graves family
title_full The Graves family / Patricia Polacco, The Graves family / Patricia Polacco ; [Patricia Lee Gauch, editor]
title_short The Graves family
topic_facet Haunted houses, Moving, Household