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 Books, 2014
Edition: 50th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©1964
ISBN: 9781590178195
Branch Call Number: J MERRILL
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Solbert, Ronni


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Mar 02, 2020

It was the first book that I actually wanted to read. The humour and the characters were delightful.

Jul 24, 2018

AWESOME!! Great writing, amazing plot, cool characters, you name it, everything about this is sweet. The title should be 'a great book'.
A favorite of mine. Worth reading again, like, every month.

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.

Mark_Daly Jun 06, 2013

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


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Jul 24, 2018

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Jul 24, 2018

in new york, a bunch of truck drivers don't like some pushcart pushers and team up against the pushcarts to banish them. eventually they compromise. YAY!

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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