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The Pushcart War

Narrated by: Mark Hammer
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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This irresistibly funny tale of the conflict between New York City’s pushcart peddlers and truck drivers is the best satire of war ever written for children. With captivating warmth and humor, The Pushcart War teaches young listeners invaluable lessons about the strategies, politics, and consequences of war.

©1964 Jean Merrill (P)1994 Recorded Books

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An absolute joy for kids and adults

Two kids, nine and eleven, and two parents loved every second of this fantastic book and pitch perfect reading.

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loved it

t was clever, very entertaining, and a quick read that would provide deep material for a good adult book club or middle school class discussion. I will look for more books by this author.

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Great narration on an interesting original book.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Pushcart War to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narration makes this book a great listen. Mark Hammer, RIP, was terrific in this one.

Would you recommend The Pushcart War to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really. I've few friends that would appreciated as I did.

What does Mark Hammer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He makes it. Use a different narrator and I'd have returned the book straight away.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO

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