By Jean Merrill
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Do you recognize the heritage of the pushcart conflict? the genuine heritage? It’s a narrative of ways normal humans banded jointly and, armed with little greater than their brains and reliable target defeated a powerful foe.
Not some time past the streets of recent York urban have been pungent, smoggy, sooty, and loud. there have been such a lot of vehicles making deliveries that it will possibly take an hour for a automobile to shuttle a number of blocks. humans blamed the truck vendors and the truck proprietors blamed the little wood pushcarts that traveled the town promoting every little thing from plants to sizzling canine. in the back of closed doorways the truck proprietors declared warfare at the pushcart peddlers. Carts have been smashed from Chinatown to Chelsea. The peddlers didn’t have cash or the mayor on their facet, yet that didn’t cease them from scuffling with again. They used pea shooters to blow tacks into the tires of vans, they outwitted the police, they usually marched correct as much as the grilles of these vast vans and dared them to force down their streets. this day, because of the ingenuity of the pushcart peddlers, the streets belong to the people—and to the pushcarts.
The Pushcart battle was once first released fifty years in the past. It has encouraged generations of youngsters and been tailored for tv, radio, and the degree around the globe. It was once incorporated on college Library Journal’s checklist of “One Hundred Books That formed the 20 th Century,” and its statement devoted crew of fellows and girls can succeed opposed to a strong strength is as proper within the twenty-first century because it was once in 1964.
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Jayfeather crept closer. Tigerheart circled Ivypaw. ” Ivypaw fluffed out her chest as Tigerheart went on. “It was a shame our Clans had to fight, though. ” Tell him about your dream! Paw steps scuffed in the shadows, and cold fear traced Jayfeather’s spine as a rumbling mew interrupted the two young Clan cats. “Come on, Ivypaw! ” Jayfeather’s breath caught in his throat as he recognized the speaker. Hawkfrost. Tigerstar’s son, endlessly furious that he had been killed by his half brother, Brambleclaw, when he was trying to take Firestar’s remaining lives and leave ThunderClan leaderless and vulnerable for his and Tigerstar’s own cruel ambition.
She couldn’t help purring. Ivypaw skipped around her. ” Dovepaw pretended to look hurt, then sprang at Ivypaw, knocking into her and rolling her over. “Enough,” Cinderheart mewed affectionately. ” She nudged Ivypaw with her muzzle. ” Ivypaw pressed her white belly to the earth. “You’re leaning to one side,” Berrynose warned. Ivypaw was still favoring her injured paw. As Dovepaw watched Berrynose and Cinderheart pad around her sister, she pricked her ears and reached for the sound of Lionblaze’s mew.
Her eyes were round, dark pools. Lionblaze stared at her. Was she the only cat to feel this way? He was used to the prophecy: There will be three who will hold the power of the stars in their paws. He’d known for moons that ancient enemies were stirring. The Clans were on the edge of darkness. The knowledge colored every moment for him now; it shaped every thought. But the rest of the Clan must be protected from knowing. It was more than they could comprehend, more than they could cope with, however hard they trained, however much they believed in the warrior code.
The Pushcart War (50th Anniversary Edition) by Jean Merrill