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. His father Charles ranks alongside Pa Ingalls as one of the most admirable men in frontier literature—competent, righteous, devoted to his family, determined to provide for them.
Read by Cameron Beierle. 8.2 Hrs - CDs
Language note: The Lord's name is taken in vain in this book several times, without any negative comment from the author. In particular, the Moody's good friend and otherwise admirable neighbor Fred Autland is prone to do so.
When reading aloud, many parents rephrase these passages; however that would not be possible when listening to the audio version.
Some parents may choose to use these passages to raise the question of whether a superficially "good" character is actually good in the Lord's eyes. Others may prefer to avoid the problem by avoiding this book.