Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Jean Merrill’s The Elephant Who Liked to Smash Small Cars

Jean Merrill’s The Pushcart War is one of my favorite books. Decades back I read it aloud many times, wrote and put it on as a play, and also did a movie of it.  This year I’ve decided it is time to return to it and so I plan to read it aloud to my class, have them create an animated version (I’m revising my script for this), and help me advocate for getting it back in print.  For this last I’ve been poking about a bit to find out more about it and came across this really, really, subversive little book by the author, Jean Merrill.  

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