The Pushcart War Characters

Jean Merrill
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Maxie Hammerman, the Pushcart King

Maxie Hammerman, or the Pushcart King, is a third generation pushcart builder. Maxie's father and grandfather both owned and operated the same business Maxie operates, building pushcarts and repairing pushcarts for all the local pushcart vendors. Maxie knows each of the five hundred and nine pushcart owners, including their pushcart vendors' license numbers. Many of the carts that Maxie works on are carts that his father built, and his customers are all loyal customers who count on Maxie to be an honest and caring businessman.

When Morris the Florist is run over by the Mighty Mammoth moving truck, Maxie calls a meeting of all the pushcart vendors so they can raise money for Morris to have a new pushcart built. However, the meeting quickly turns to the real concern most of the vendors have, which is the war the trucks have silently declared on...

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