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The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: A Novel Paperback – April 22, 2008
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“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll delight in meeting 9-year-old Morris Bird III.... I loved this book when it was first published in the early ‘60s, and I am just thrilled that a whole new generation of readers is going get to meet Morris, too.” (Nancy Pearl)
“Purely wonderful...Belongs on the same shelf as TOM SAWYER and PERNOD.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Delightful...universal enough to send a twinge of nostalgia through any ex-boy.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Morris Bird III...is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and that nobody will deny....Mr. Robertson is a tremendously good writer.” (The New Yorker)
“A vividly depicted story...a recreation of a time and place that will stir nostagic smiles...tense narrative...You’ll remember Morris Bird III.” (Associated Press)
“Engaging...will keep the reader solidly engrossed.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“Morris Bird III...may be the most appealing child since THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.” (Nashville Tennessean)
“Spellbinding...superb...the narration is perfect...unforgettable” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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.
Top Customer Reviews
This was the first full length novel I ever read.My mother brought it home from the library. I had no desire to read it , but she forced me to. I thank her for that now. The book is especially relevant to Clevelanders, but everyone can benefit from reading about the trials and tribulations of Morris Bird the Third . Filled with humor and angst, this is a classic example in American literature. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Robertson shortly before his death. I had the opportunity to thank him for writing such a fine novel. He was genuinely pleased, and even gave me an autographed copy of a later novel of his , "Barb".
I recommend this book to anyone 12 and older. You will not be disappointed.
This novel is the first of the Morris Bird III trilogy -- all truly American classics. I don't believe that the other two books -- "The Sum and Total of Now" and "The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened" have been reissued since their initial publication over 30 years ago, but readers who enjoyed "Sliced Bread" should definitely seek these out. And if you really want to learn more of the back story of Paradise Falls, Ohio (which weaves its way into many of Robertson's books), read the two volume "Paradise Falls."
Regarding the only one-star review to date, the reviewer's spelling speaks for itself. Consider the source of this one, readers. Meanwhile, enjoy "The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread".