The pushcart peddlers respond with a pea-shooter campaign involving pins inserted in the peas to flatten the truck tires. That way when the public begins complaining about the traffic bottlenecks the trucks will be sitting there, obviously the cause. One peddler, Frank the Flower, is arrested and takes responsibility for all 19,000 pea-shooter hits. Children and movie stars take sides. A driver for Tiger Trucking is fired for going over to the enemy. There is eventually a truce resulting in new legislation and Albert P. Mack goes to prison for violating said truce nineteen times. A statue of General Anna, one of the pushcart peddlers, is erected in commemoration.
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book award. It has been adapted for the stage by Young ACT Company in Seattle, turned into a musical and excerpted in elementary lit textbooks. Fun fact: The book is written as a report from the future, so every few years when the book is reprinted the date of the beginning of the Pushcart War is pushed forward several years, currently standing at 2029.