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The Pushcart War
The Pushcart War
Author: Jean Merrill, Ronni Solbert (Illustrator)
The pushcarts have declared war! New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. But the trucks are just as determined to get rid of the pushcarts, and chaos results in the city....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440911579
ISBN-10: 0440911575
Publication Date: 5/1996
Pages: 222
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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A hilariously funny story - with a relevant moral. No wonder its considered a classic.
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This book is amazing. It's a tale about bullies and not lying down and taking it. It's about trucks and push carts. It's about unions and negotiations. The push carts are blamed for the bad traffic in the city, but how can it be the push carts' fault when the number of trucks on the streets increases every year?! Things come to a head when a truck runs over a push cart, destroying it and nearly maiming the owner. The push cart owners decide to fight back, and the public gets behind them.

It's not just for kids. Jean Merrill wrote a book that kids can understand, but adults will appreciate the struggle of the push carts, and yes, the trucks as well.
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. If you can find it on tape or CD, it's even better. Well worth reading, even if you're grown up.
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This was an ok book. Worth reading once but not crazy great. A story about old-fashioned push carts and pushy truck drivers with a few crooked folks mixed in. Some funny parts, some rooting for the underdog. Reading you felt if you were in old time NYC. The way the community came to rally for the push carts shows that people DO have a voice.
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Excellent book that illustrates the principles behind the causes of conflicts/wars between groups of people through an interesting story.


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