The Pushcart War

The Pushcart War

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The outbreak of a war between truck drivers and pushcart peddlers brings the mounting problems of traffic to the attention of both the city of New York and the world.
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©1964
ISBN: 9781590178195
159017819X
Branch Call Number: JF MERRI-J
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Solbert, Ronni - Illustrator

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HannahFaustina
Feb 07, 2015

I truly believed in the Pushcart War when I was younger and when I found out it was fictional, I refused to believe it. This is a classic that will be enjoyed by any child who reads it.

janehong Jun 26, 2014

This book is so cute and good for New York City kids. They could identify some of the locations mentioned and feel hometown pride. I did.

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Mark_Daly
Jun 06, 2013

A classic, sweet and sharp at once, worth rereading every decade. Love the footnotes!

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joycemas
Jul 03, 2014

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 the result is chaos.

The pushcarts have come up with a brilliant strategy that will surely let the hot air out of their enemies. The secret weapon: a peashooter armed with a pin. The target: the vulnerable truck tires. Once the source of the flat tires is discovered, the children of the city joyfully join in with their own pin peashooters. The pushcarts have won one battle, but can they win the war against a corrupt mayor who taxes the pins and prohibits the sale of dried peas?

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