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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.

About the Author

Don Robertson (1929-1999), lauded by The New Yorker as a "tremendously good writer," published eighteen books in his lifetime, including two others featuring Morris Bird III: The Sum and Total of Now and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, which was made into a movie starring James Earl Jones. Robertson is also the author of the highly acclaimed novels Praise the Human Season and The Ideal, Genuine Man.

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ak_laura, May 27, 2008 (view all comments by ak_laura)
This book is an excellent summer day read! I was rooting for Morris Bird III, and I didn't want the book to end. Highly recommend!
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ISBN:
9780061452963
Author:
Robertson, Don
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
by Don Robertson
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Explosions
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.37 in 21.04 oz

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