Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

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Item #: 002030
ISBN: 9780803281783
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

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, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary.

Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.

Category Description for Little Britches Series:

Often touted as the "Little House for Boys," these books tell the story of author Ralph Moody, beginning as a young boy on a Colorado ranch in the early 1900's.

These books make absorbing read-alouds for younger children, too. Be aware, however, that there is some inappropriate language used - no doubt in keeping with the actual verbiage of rugged cowboys and characters of the time.

  • Book 1: Little Britches
  • Book 2: Man of the Family
  • Book 3: The Home Ranch
  • Book 4: Mary Emma & Company
  • Book 5: The Fields of Home
  • Book 6: Shaking the Nickel Bush
  • Book 7: The Dry Divide
  • Book 8: Horse of a Different Color

Category Description for SERIES:

Please see our Reading section for leveled reading series such as I Can Read, Step Into Reading, and many more.

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Reprint, Illustrated
General Adult
Edward Shenton (Illustrator)
Softcover Book
Brand Name
University of Nebraska Press
0.6313 (lbs.)
8.0" x 5.38" x 0.62"
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Gift for my niece--one of my all-time favorite books!
Otonya on Aug 26, 2023
Classical Conversations
Lindi P on Jul 18, 2023
Gift for my niece--one of my all-time favorite books!
Otonya on Aug 26, 2023
Due to fond memories of my 5th grade teacher reading the book(s) to the class during our wintertime lunch breaks.
Carol B on Aug 3, 2023
Classical Conversations
Lindi P on Jul 18, 2023
I borrowed this series from a friend and loved it. I want it for myself and to share with my dad.
julie m on Jun 28, 2023
Phenomenal Book.I love the story, the values, the family...
User on Dec 11, 2022
CC Challenge B
Vanessa G on Aug 15, 2022
Required reading, but happens to be one of my favorites. Little House for boys!!
Claire V on Jul 22, 2022
CC Challenge B
Susan W on Jun 9, 2022
Needed for CC Challenge B
Evelyn M on May 30, 2022
Recommended as a great family read aloud
Sarah E on Jan 2, 2022
This grandmother read this on vacation and knew right away that my grandkids would love this story read to them at family time.
Barbara Z on Oct 19, 2021
classical conversations challenge b
Erin C on Aug 11, 2021
required for Classical Conversations Challenge B
Trisha G on Jul 22, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge A required reading
Kyong-Ul M on Jul 6, 2021
It's part of a literature program I use.
Sara K on Jun 29, 2021
This book is needed for Classical Conversations Challenge B.
Jacqueline F on Jun 27, 2021
needed this for classical conversations challenge b
RUSS on May 28, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge B
Shaina A on Apr 30, 2021
Required reading for class.
Genevie D on Apr 2, 2021
I bought this for Classical Conversations- Challenge B
Julie A on Mar 23, 2021
Christmas gift for grandsons. We read this for our children when they were young and we all enjoyed reading it. Great story about a boy growing up in CO during the early 1900's. My grandsons also live in this area of CO. We liked it as much as the Little House books.
Jen S on Nov 28, 2020
assigned from classical conversations
Tara O on Aug 14, 2020
Hard to find. Need for school.
JoLynn T on Aug 12, 2020
Required Text
Kristi C on May 27, 2020
For use with Classical Conversations
Julie P on May 25, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge B
Lesley B on Apr 27, 2020
For our home school curriculum.
Amalie C on Aug 4, 2019
I've been told this book is a must read!
Emily L on Aug 1, 2019
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge B and was less expensive on this web-site.
Stephanie H on Jul 22, 2019
CC Challenge B book
Jeff M on Jul 21, 2019
Classical Conversations CH B
Lennette L on Jul 19, 2019
Challenge B
Stacey S on Jul 1, 2019
It's reading literature for Classical Conversations Challenge B (8th grade)
Youngshin S on Jun 7, 2019
My daughter is in Challenge B, Classical Conversations, and this is one of her required textbooks.
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Lisa H on May 19, 2019
For CC, Challenge B
Carrie C on May 18, 2019
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge B
Heather B on Apr 20, 2019
great family series. Giving the as a gift.
Cindi H on Dec 26, 2018
His mom recommended.
Stephen S on Nov 12, 2018
CC Challenge B
User on Jul 10, 2018
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Teresa H on Jun 5, 2018
Required for Classical Conversation Challenge B course.
Amy S on May 15, 2018
recommended by CC
leslie h on Mar 14, 2018
Challenge B
Ashely H on Aug 10, 2017
We are reading this for Classical Conversations program.
Kandice T on Aug 9, 2017
required for Classical Conversations
Shannon F on Jul 8, 2017
Classical Conversations Challenge B
Melissa P on Mar 30, 2017
LOVE the material and that it's a true story. Reminds me of Farmer Boy, and my children love the Little House series.
Cheryl R on Sep 1, 2016
Challenge B Classical Conversations
Karla O on Aug 29, 2016
This is a required book for a class. I already purchased <br />, but cannot find it. Our local library does have this book, but it must be read at the library. So, I am ordering it again; when I find my first copy I will donate it to the library so that this fine book will be more accessible to the public.
susan g on Aug 12, 2016
Due to fond memories of my 5th grade teacher reading the book(s) to the class during our wintertime lunch breaks.
Carol B on Aug 3, 2023
I borrowed this series from a friend and loved it. I want it for myself and to share with my dad.
julie m on Jun 28, 2023
are these hardcover?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, these are paperback.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Character and resourcefulness
This is an amazing story of perseverance, perspective, and resourcefulness. I especially enjoyed seeing life through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy.
August 10, 2023
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have to completely agree with Betsy's review; this series is one of the best available Our entire family boys and girls were completely enamored with this series It is very difficult to find a series like this one that will enthrall its audience and yet intertwine character building lessons of integrity throughout
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow By far THE BEST FAMILY READ ALOUD EVER!!!!I have read and collected a lot of great books however the Moody Family Series is by far the best of the best CS Lewis said that a good children's book is one that an adult enjoys too Our set of Moody adventures sits high on the books shelf in a place of reverence and awe The stories have inspired us challenged us and captivated us We have laughed cried and thought deeply I am ever so thankful my good friend suggested them They make a great gift for families who are learning to read aloud together We will cherish them as a family for many years and generations to come
October 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a fantastic book! Little Britches is my son's all time favorite book He reads it over and over I myself have read it twice and loved it both times Boys will love it for its cowboyish adventure Girls will love it for its great story line and moms will love it for the many great character lessons found within its pages Don't miss this book! It is sure to be a family favorite!
September 2, 2009

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