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Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers Paperback – September 1, 1991
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Little Britches is the first book in an autobiographical series. Ralph Moody (aka Little Britches) tells us about his family's move from the East and their struggles and triumphs as they scrape a living from a ranch in Colorado. Ralph is 9 years old, with an older sister and several younger siblings. The book is much more than a chronology of interesting and exciting events-- much more. It is rich in the values of honesty, family unity, ingenuity, and the pride of doing a task well.
There are many strong messages about building character -- earning trust, earning respect, and giving a man a good day's work. Ralph's wonderfully wise father is his primary teacher regarding the building of Ralph's "character house", but along the way Ralph meets other memorable men -- "Hi" the cowboy was our favorite. Ralph gets in several predicaments, doesn't always make the right choice, but takes to heart his father's wise counsel.
This book is a true treasure. I would recommend it for ages 5 and up as a read aloud. 10 and up to be read alone. A great read for adults too -- a "can't miss" present. Don't hesitate -- put it in your library and then share the gift of this wonderful author.
I highly recommend this book BUT please be aware that it does contain cursing! Fortunately, we are reading this aloud, so I can skip over objectionable words, but in all the reviews I have read (on Amazon and elsewhere), no one has mentioned this. Am I the only one who objects to my elementary-school aged children reading curse words?
Anyway, wonderful book, HIGHLY recommended!
P.S. DO NOT read this series out of order.
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I have experienced some of, if not most all the episodes in this book, hence my appreciation.Published 4 days ago by Edgar A. kupillas
My children and loved this book! The patient, intelligent, inventive and resourceful father earns respect in a way that few men in today's media can. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mary Brown
Ok wow. How did I never read this book as a kid? This book is absolutely beautiful. It's along the lines of Little House on the Prairie, from a boy's perspective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KimSanDiego
I read this autobiography to my children and have now read it to my grandsons. This copy I sent to my granddaughter to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GB
Absolutely love this book!
Highly recommend this to everyone.
Great look into early 1900's American History on the frontier. Read more
Little Britches is my all time favorite book. I read it many years ago as a 3rd Grader and to this day, as an adult, it is still my favorite book. I have never ever forgotten it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by gemcity
Got this book at the library, liked it so much that I bought it and the next 7 volumes describing a young man's life in early 1900's Colorado.Published 3 months ago by D. J. Lombard