Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; introvert James ; Cassie, the only girl; and Edmond. They run away from the orphanage to stay a family, but it won't be so easy. Written by
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The "notebook", the cover of which is eaten during class, was fabricated from an edible paste colored with food dye to make it look like the real thing. See more
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Music and lyrics by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi See more