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Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Little Britches Father and I Were Ranchers
Author: Ralph Moody
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 give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780803281783
ISBN-10: 0803281781
Publication Date: 9/1/1991
Pages: 260
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 17
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book aloud to my teenage children. We all loved it. We cried and laughed during the course of Little Britches' trials and tribulations. It depicts a true sense of ranching in that era in an easy to read and easy to follow story. We truly enjoyed this story of a family who moved from up north to Colorado. The book talked about hard work and determination and you read about the rewards they were able to reap from that. The family faced adversity but did not run from it and did not give up. I am glad I chose to read this aloud so I could share in the laughter and tears with my children. A couple of the characters use some curse words.
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Helpful Score: 2
I guess we are a bit unusual, but my girls (ages 10 and 8) and I didn't even finish this book. Quite a bit of swearing that I don't appreciate reading a loud to them (I had to edit as I went along) and overall not real enthralled with the story. Perhaps it is because they are girls and didn't get into the story like they have with almost every other book we've read. Just thought I would post this review to warn others with girls that it might not become a favorite book like so many rave about. We definitely preferred Caddie Woodlawn and The Great Turkey Walk (both of which we loved!) over Little Britches.
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