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Jean Merrill

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(1923 - 2012)

Jean Merrill

Jean Merrill (January 27, 1923 – August 2, 2012) was an American writer of children’s books and editor, known best for The Pushcart War, a novel published in 1964. She died from cancer at her home in Randolph, Vermont, in 2012, aged 89.



Bibliography

The Elephant Who Liked to Smash Small Cars (1967)

The elephant liked to smash small cars - big cars, not so much.

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Ronni Solbert

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Henry the Hand-Painted Mouse (1951)

When an artist moves into his loft, Henry achieves a new look.

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Ronni Solbert

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The Pushcart War (1964)

The pushcart vendors of New York take on the giant delivery trucks for control of the streets.

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Ronni Solbert

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Shan’s Lucky Knife (1960)

A Burmese folktale about a boy from the hills who outwits the owner of the ship.

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Ronni Solbert

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The Toothpaste Millionaire (1972)

Rufus and Kate go into toothpaste production. (Don’t tell the FDA.)

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Jan Palmer

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The Woover (1952)

Like Mary Poppins, the Woover soon takes charge of three quarrelsome children and straightens them out.

Author(s): Jean Merrill
Illustrator(s): Ronni Solbert

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