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New York City's streets are clogged with huge trucks that double park, hold up traffic, and push smaller fry out of their way. When they take on the pushcart vendors, though, the vendors fight back - and the result is the Pushcart War. Although this is technically a children's book, it's really for all ages. The Pushcart War is a classic David and Goliath story - and it's witty and clever, too.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   union leaders fighting for labor rights    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender) Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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