Synopses & Reviews
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.