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The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
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Feb 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: kristen, historical-fiction
Read in February, 2008

Well, every male that saw me reading this book (okay, so just my husband and the guy at Coffee Tree...) kept on saying how it was their favorite book when they were in first grade. I think that is a bit ambitios about the reading level; I would put it at grades 2-4, but I can see the attraction. It's a "war" in NYC between the pushcarts and the truckers. The big weapon is a pea-shooter. I always feel like I have a more difficult time recommending books for boys (being that I never was one!)... this is definitely a good one to pass along to younger boys looking for a chapter book. A little challenging to read, but not overly so, it has a war but no real violence, certainly no concepts over the head of a 7 year old. Thanks to Megan for giving it to me to read!
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Sq.Hill Library I read this and recommended it to Kristen, because one of our 8 year old customers told me that I HAD to read it. He was right, it's a great book!


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