The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread by Don Robertson
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On a quiet autumn afternoon in 1944, nine-year-old Morris Bird III decides to visit a friend who lives on the other side of town. So he grabs the handle of his red wagon and, with his little sister in tow, begins an incredible pilgrimage across Cleveland . . . and out of childhood forever.

Set against the backdrop of one of the worst industrial disasters in American history, Don Robertson's enduring, beloved masterwork is a remarkable story of destiny, bravery, and responsibility, as fresh and relevant as when it first appeared in print.


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Don Robertson (1929-1999) wrote eighteen novels, including two others featuring Morris Bird III: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread and The Sum and Total of Now. The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened was made into a movie starring James Earl Jones.
Published April 22, 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 211 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Morris Bird the III is a nine-year-old who can cope ...with his name- ""he thought of himself as Morris Bird the Three"" or ""Morris Bird the Eye Eye Eye;"" his little ""When in doubt bawl"" sister and with the eternals: ""so someday he would die.

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