(1923 - 2012)
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.
The elephant liked to smash small cars - big cars, not so much.
Henry the Hand-Painted Mouse (1951)
When an artist moves into his loft, Henry achieves a new look.
The Pushcart War (1964)
The pushcart vendors of New York take on the giant delivery trucks for control of the streets.
Shan’s Lucky Knife (1960)
A Burmese folktale about a boy from the hills who outwits the owner of the ship.
The Toothpaste Millionaire (1972)
Rufus and Kate go into toothpaste production. (Don’t tell the FDA.)