The Pushcart War - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 17 Summary

Everyone, especially the pushcart vendors, is surprised when new pea shooting attacks begin all over the city. General Anna calls everyone in to Maxie's shop to make sure everyone has turned in the peashooters, especially Harry the Hot Dog. Everyone has. Several days later, the Pea-Tack Squad picks up a group of children they caught shooting out tires near Manhattan Bridge. It turns out the kids read about Frank the Flower and decided to copy what he had done. These are not the only kids copying Frank. Every time the Pea-Tack Squad catches one group of kids, another group appears.

Whole fan clubs began to form around Frank the Flower. Grocery stores start selling more peas than they have ever sold before, and most stores cannot keep tacks or pins in stock. The truckers are suffering from the attacks, afraid to drive down...

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