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Paperback Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers Book

ISBN: 0803281781

ISBN13: 9780803281783

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

(Book #1 in the Little Britches Series)

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Book Overview

A most appealing book . . . Its genuineness and its simplicity will build up a large audience of enthusiastic readers.--San Francisco Chronicle

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms...

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Wow, Great Book!

This book reminds me of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy", except maybe for a slightly older audience. It is fun reading about how they lived life back then, and Ralph Moody's writing style helps you feel that you really get to know the main characters. I would recommend this book to family and friends!

A Wonderful Book For Families To Read Together

I read this book after my 9-year old finished it for school. The lessons and values that Ralph Moody learned growing up are so good and true-even if sometimes they were learned the hard way. Mr. Moody's book teaches wonderful values like responsibility, respect, honesty, hard work, and committment and support of the family. The part I liked best was the relationship that Ralph had with his father. This world would be a much brighter place to live in if every son had a father like Ralph's. I think a dad reading this to his kids would teach lessons they all would remember.

Little Britches

In 1987 while living in Haines,Alaska;I asked the librarian for a good book. I wanted something like Little House on the Prairie kind of story. She handed me Little Britches. I took it home and read the most wonderful adventure of a boy, growing up and learning lessons in life. It touched my heart so deeply I felt I knew him. I returned to the library after I had finished reading the book and asked if he had written any other's. The library owned one other book by Ralph Moody and that was Man of the Family. It was checked out,and not due in for two weeks. I put in a request and waited anxiously. When I finally was able to read it, it was just as wonderful as the first. To my delight Mr. Moody had written many books of his childhood. I have six children who love me to read these stories to them. Of all the books I have ever read, I must say by far that Ralph Moody's Little Britches is my all time favorite book.
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