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The Pushcart War

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.

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Jean Merrill's The Pushcart War couches an insightful view of conflict and war in a funny, charming story. Readers can't help but love and root for the sweet old-fashioned pushcart peddlers; Ronni Solbert's original black-and-white drawings emphasize the vendors' quaint unsuitability for "war." Simple and easy to read, the book offers a point of departure for thoughtful conversations about conflict resolution, politics, and the media.

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