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The pushcart war

Jean Merrill

The pushcart war

by Jean Merrill

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Published by Puffin Books in Harmondsworth (etc.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children"s stories.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: New York : W.R. Scott, 1964London : Hamilton, 1973.

    Statement(by) Jean Merrill ; with illustrations by Michael Foreman.
    SeriesPuffin books
    ContributionsForeman, Michael, 1938-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16523057M
    ISBN 100140308253
    OCLC/WorldCa16376135

    “The Pushcart War had a profound impact on me; when I was a kid I devoured it several times, and I’ve carried it deep inside me ever since. The book gave me a point of entrance–my first, I imagine–into the world of resistance to political and economic injustice and chicanery. Buy The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 9 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $

    Get this from a library! The pushcart war. [Jean Merrill; Ronni Solbert] -- 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. Editions for The Pushcart War: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), X (Hardcover published in ),

    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. Table of Contents How it began:The daffodil massacre.   The Pushcart War is presented as a history of a conflict that has not yet taken place; in each edition of the book, the date on which the hostilities commenced is nudged forward.


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Today, thanks to the ingenuity of the pushcart peddlers, the streets belong to the people—and to the pushcarts. The Pushcart War was first published more than fifty years ago. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world/5(95).

The Pushcart War was first published more than fifty years ago. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted /5(30).

Using a New York City fictional war between pushcarts and trucks, the author manages to child-size lofty and important ideas such as conflict, escalation, cooperation, and consequences. I taught this book to middle school teenagers. In fact, this book was a high school humor book when I was in school 45 yrs ago.

The writing is adept, colorful/5(4). This fabulous book is the story of the struggle of the pushcart vendors of New York City as they launch a war to retain their rights to exist among the ever-increasingly crowded and competitive streets of their city.

The pushcart vendors have to compete against taxis, /5. A mayor who favors the shady Big Three trucking company owners won't do anything, so the peddlers and Maxie Hammerman, the Pushcart King, decide they must fight back themselves. Note: early versions of this book set the time frame of The Pushcart War as being years after the book was written, but being told as if in the past/5().

Today, thanks to the ingenuity of the pushcart peddlers, the streets belong to the people—and to the pushcarts. The Pushcart War was first published fifty years ago. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world/5(95).

Dramatized by Gregory A. Falls based on the book by Jean Merrill. A war begins with a Daffodil Massacre and ends with a Cantaloupe Day. An action-packed allegory, set in the next century, which looks back on the s when the people of New York City made a choice between progress and pushcarts/5(5).

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Studying this novel expands the exploration of the value shalom, peace, the theme of the Tishrei issue of BABAGANEWZ. The Pushcart War Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Jean Merrill (Author), Mark Hammer (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher) & 0 more out of 5 stars ratings/5(91).

The Pushcart War was first published more than fifty years ago. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world.

It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world. The Pushcart War. 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.4/5(7).

The Pushcart War is a fictional story written in by Jean Merrill, and illustrated by Ronni Solbert. It takes place in in New York City, when pushcarts 4/5. InMerrill published her best-known work, The Pushcart War, for which she won her second Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, in Set in New York, the book was written in the style of a historical report from the future, looking back at earlier events from a class warfare struggle between trucking companies and pushcart : JanuRochester, New York, U.S.

Jean Merrill's The Pushcart War is a satirical look at war through the eyes of the major participants. The war in this novel is between pushcart vendors and truck drivers who are battling over the right to use the streets of New York City.

Merrill presents her fictional war as if it were non-fiction in order to show her readers how even a small war has the potential of. She later based several of her books on Asian folk stories including Shan's Lucky Knife, The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars, and The Superlative Horse, which 4/5(16).

Book Overview 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.5/5(5).

The Pushcart War is a comical book that proves even when you are the underdog, you can still succeed--literally, win a war--if you have valid reasons and a kind heart. The vehicle war in New York City's Lower East Side neighborhood takes place over four months in and features massive traffic and everyone blaming others.

The Pushcart War was first published fifty years ago. It has inspired generations of children and been adapted for television, radio, and the stage around the world.

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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.This irresistibly funny tale of the conflict between New York City’s pushcart peddlers and truck drivers is the best satire of war ever written for children.

With captivating warmth and humor, The Pushcart War teaches young listeners invaluable lessons about the strategies, politics, and consequences of war.