The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch

by Ralph Moody, Tran Mawicke, Edward Shenton
     
 

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Little Britches becomes the "man" in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning a dollar a day. Little Britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral. He drives

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Little Britches becomes the "man" in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning a dollar a day. Little Britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral. He drives cattle through a dust storm, eats his weight in flapjacks, and falls in love with a blue outlaw horse.

Following Little Britches and developing an episode noted near the end of Man of the Family, The Home Ranch continues the adventures of young Ralph Moody. Soon after returning from the ranch, he and his mother and siblings will go east for a new start, described in Mary Emma & Company and The Fields of Home. All these titles have been reprinted as Bison Books.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These two volumes of Moody's memoirs recount his childhood in a Massachusetts town and a summer spent on a cattle ranch in the early 20th century. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803282100
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
277
Sales rank:
269,723
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Western writer Ralph Moody (1898–1982) grew up in Carson territory in southeastern Colorado. He is the author of seventeen books, including Come on Seabiscuit! and his series Little Britches, all available in Bison Books editions.

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