I picked this book up on languagehat's suggestion last week and am very pleased I did (I found a first edition 1945 copy also- it hadn't been checked out in the last 10 years though). Anything Can Happen by George and Helen Papashvily is a thoroughly delightful little book. George is an emigrant from Georgia to the US. As languagehat says, it's a bit hokey in places, but you just can't help liking it. Highly recommended- and it's even available at Amazon despite being over 60 years old.