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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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  • The Greatest Thing since Sliced Bread is a brilliant piece of writing—a book to put on the same shelf as Catcher in the Rye and The Outsiders. What was it like to be a kid at mid-century in the midwest? Read this book and see.”

    Stephen King

  • “Morris Bird III…is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and that nobody will deny…Mr. Robertson is a tremendously good writer.”

    New Yorker

  • “The humor and pathos of World War II childhood are vividly brought to life in this absorbing reading of Don Robertson’s novel. Told at a leisurely pace from the point of view of nine-year-old Morris Bird III, the story savors the atmosphere of small-town life in war-time America. Through adept dialogue the various characters and situations unfold in a natural manner without need of sound effects.”


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About the Author

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.