It was like I was playing a movie in my head. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I have to admit, though, that I was sad that Ralph got all caught up in writing "fairy tales" to his mother. But, I understand he was trying to calm her fears. He was such a resourceful young man in many ways. He was good at earning money and not afraid to try new things. He showed tremendous patience with his new friend Lonnie. And he really took care of Lonnie in a way that most people wouldn't.
I absolutely am interested in how people lived in the early 1900's.
He described things with such detail that it was easy to imagine what he was talking about.
I cannot find fault with the narrator's performance. I enjoy his work.
I recommend the "Little Britches" series.
I watch movies once; and I read books once. For me, there's too much to do to go back.
I have truly enjoyed learning of all the creative ways Ralph earned money to help out the family.
Of course, Ralph is my favorite character. I find it interesting how he talks most about the sister that is closest to his age. And I enjoy him talking about her, too.
I laughed and got teary eyed, too.
I find this series of books as ones I want to "read" to acquaint myself more with how life was before I was born.
I didn't read the print version.
Ralph "Little Britches"
I didn't know this book was based on an autobiography until after I read it. But, when he was telling about breaking nine toes, I just knew the details could not have been made up. Ouch! Trying to imagine such an injury, was beyond my imagination!
A young boy learns to be a cowpoke.
I'm going to "read" book #2 now.
Absolutely! It satisfies some of the curiosity one may have about the Amish people. This book also brings one to contemplate about what's important in life.
I haven't read another book quite like this one, so I can't compare it to anything else.
The story is about a man named Will. He is my favorite character.
I would take Helen, Will's wife out to dinner. I would talk with her about why he is the way he is. I would help her to gain more of an understanding of him.
The thing I loved most is knowing I didn't have to worry that the story would be inappropriate in any way. I so enjoyed listening to Flo Gibson narrate with her voices and accents. I highly recommend this classic.
Beautiful Joe was my favorite book as a child. I think if I had read Eight Cousins it would have been right up there as an equally favorite.
It touched me the way Rose honored Phoebe. When the cousins were out having fun, Rose stayed behind so that Phoebe could enjoy herself.
It touched me the was Rose honored Phoebe. When the cousins were out having fun, Rose stayed behind so that Phoebe could have the experience of joining in.
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