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Author Merrill, Jean.
Title The Pushcart War / by Jean Merrill ; illustrations by Ronni Solbert.
Pub Info New York : W.R. Scott, ©1964.
book jacket
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J Merrill     AVAILABLE
Descript 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Audience 1050L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.5 6 6 635
Contents How it began:The daffodil massacre -- Blow-up of Marvin Seeley's picture -- More about Morris the florist and a little about Frank the flower and Maxie Hammerman, the Pushcar King -- Summer before the war -- Wenda Gambling sees the danger signs -- Peanut butter speech --- Words that triggered the war -- Secret meeting and the declaration of war -- Secret campaign against the pushcarts -- Meeting at Maxie Hammerman's: Pushcarts decide to fight -- Secret weapon -- Pea shooter campaign-Phase 1 -- Maxie Hammerman's battle plan and General Anna's Hester Street strategy --- Some theories as to the cause of the flat tires: the rotten-rubber theory, the scattered pea-tack theory and the enemy-from-outer -space theory -- Arrest of Frank the flower -- Big Moe's attack on the police commissioner -- Pea shooter campaign-Phase II -- Retreat of the trucks and rumors of a build -up on the fashion front -- Tacks tax and the British ultimatum -- Pea blockade -- Barricade at Posey's plant -- Raid on Maxie Hammerman's -- Questioning of Maxie Hammerman -- Portlette papers: the LEMA master plan and the plot to capture Maxie Hammerman -- Three-against-one gamble and the capture of the bulletproof Italian car -- Maxie Hammerman's war chest: a philosophy of war -- Truck driver's manifesto -- Truce -- Peace march -- Mack's attack -- Sneak attack -- Frank the flower's crocheted target -- Turning point: the war of words -- Battle of the Bleecker Street -- Pushcart peace conference and the formulation of the flower formula for peace -- Post-war years.
Summary 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.
Subject Children's stories, American.
Urban policy -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Trucks -- Fiction.
Peddlers -- Fiction.
War -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre Humorous stories.
Historical fiction.
Subject Peddling -- Fiction.
Add Author Solbert, Ronni.
Related To Online version: Merrill, Jean. Pushcart war. New York, W.R. Scott [1964] (OCoLC)576430231
Online version: Merrill, Jean. Pushcart war. New York, W.R. Scott [1964] (OCoLC)605499835
ISBN 9781590179369
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