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.
I loved this book years and years ago, and love it even more today.
It was such an amazing book that whenever our teacher announced that it was time to read, everyone's face brightened and eyes lit up.
The beginning of the book is slow, but very important to get the feel of the times and the characters.
Read this book when I was in school many years ago and it stayed with me as one of the best stories, and best written ones ever since. Read morePublished 3 months ago by thoughtful reader
I read this as a teenager back in 1967. It was my favorite book for years and still is in the top ten. A wonderful read! A true gem in the literary world.Published 6 months ago by Marilyn Mize
I really enjoyed the book and have passed it on to my family also.Published 7 months ago by John Grum
Love this book so much. Bought another copy to share with my brother in the hospital. Thank you so much.Published 14 months ago by Anne Hernandez
I love everything that Don Robertson has written. It is difficult to find his books. Even my local library had to order.Published 14 months ago by Jeanette Jenkins
I read this book when I was 10. It made a great impression on me! I lent mine to someone who didn't return it so I have been looking for it over the past decades. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hope
This is a great novel of the local Cleveland area, which may be partly a remembrance. Here in Cleveland, we can see the area where this novel takes place, though it is greatly... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kate A. Pitrone
He portrays children as close to I've seen children ace. The story can be somewhat tedious and drawn out. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mary Newman