The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened: A Novel

The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened: A Novel

by Don Robertson
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The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened: A Novel by Don Robertson

Rediscover an American classic! The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened by Don Robertson is an emotionally resonant, wonderfully evocative journey back to the early 1950s that reintroduces readers to a teenaged Morris Bird III, one of the most endearing characters in contemporary American literature. Fan Stephen King puts the first book in the Morris Bird III trilogy, The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread “on the same shelf as Catcher in the Rye and The Outsiders,” and calls Don Robertson “one of the best unknown novelists in the United States.” Find out what you’ve been missing with The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened.

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ISBN-13: 9780061868146
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,287,541
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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.

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The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I too wish Don Robertson was still around to be writing more of these amazing books.  I also wish I had discovered them way before I did.   The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened  is the 3rd in a series  about a boy growing up. After I read these three, I couldn't get enough of his books. All are 5star  material.   I should say there are a few that are unavailable.   Once again, read his books!
Lollypop99 More than 1 year ago
I cannot get this book off my mind. Impressive, is to say the least. You've got to read all three in the series. What a shame that Dan Robertson is not around to write more. This is a book that I will definitely reread in the future and recomend to all.