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Father and I Were Ranchers: Little Britches # 1 | [Ralph Moody]

Father and I Were Ranchers: Little Britches # 1

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.
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Publisher's Summary

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

©1950 Ralph Moody; (P)2001 Books in Motion

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-19-13
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "1900 Colorado Ranching"

    This story takes place in 1906 when the family moved from New Hampshire to Colorado. The story is mostly about the relationship between father and son, and the lessons the father gives on being a man. The story about ranching and farming and the problems with lack of water, weather problem and mostly great neighbors is a familiar story to anyone who ranches or farms. It is a nice pleasant story with some humor, sadness and the trials of starting up in a new school. Makes for a good story to read between more serious reading or as a break from a hard week at work. Good family story. Cameron Beierle does a good job narrating the story. This is the first book in a series.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Forrest, IL, United States 01-19-12
    Brenda Forrest, IL, United States 01-19-12
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    "Touching story, Great Narration"

    Ralph Moody has a great style of writing and Cameron Beierle's narration makes it come alive. Together they give you a boy's view on life on the ranch, the life lessons he learns, and how he grows into being the man of the family at age 11. Most of the book had me laughing at an unpredictable twist or a wry statement of facts. The end broke my heart and had me yearning to listen to the next story. It's a great story well told and all the better because it is true.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Book"
    What did you love best about Father and I Were Ranchers?

    My mom had a copy of this book when I was young. I have always loved it!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 01-31-12
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    "Wonderful Story for Whole Family"
    What made the experience of listening to Father and I Were Ranchers the most enjoyable?

    This is one of those books that you hate to see come to an end. It is a great story to share with the whole family, especially those with younger children (maybe 8 years and up). It illustrates good values, a great work ethic, and a family that sticks together no matter what. The narrator is first rate.


    Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only heard Cameron Beierle in the Little Britches series. The narration is fantastic.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda PIMA, AZ, United States 12-28-11
    Melinda PIMA, AZ, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Father and I Were Ranchers to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I can listen while I drive or do other things, whereas finding the time to sit down and read a paper copy is much less likely to happen.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    April Gainesville, TX, United States 03-29-11
    April Gainesville, TX, United States 03-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Little Britches Series"

    LOVE this book. I laughed and cried. This took me back to simpler times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy MADERA, CA, United States 11-04-12
    Kathy MADERA, CA, United States 11-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Good Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Father and I Were Ranchers to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph "Little Britches"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A young boy learns to be a cowpoke.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to "read" book #2 now.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Nashville, TN, United States 05-14-12
    Mark Nashville, TN, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2004
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    "One of my all time favorites"
    What made the experience of listening to Father and I Were Ranchers the most enjoyable?

    Great story, great narration, perfect combination.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph, was my favorite character. The story centers on him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Ralph's father gently molds the character of his son are my favorites.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book is very poignant.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Grace United States 05-12-12
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    "Love this series and especially this first book"

    A great story with historical perspective as well as themes of family and the building of moral character.

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    Elaine G. Lambert 04-18-13

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    "Good, wholesome, family story"
    Would you listen to Father and I Were Ranchers again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again, but first I'd like to finish the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Father and I Were Ranchers?

    The trick riding competition.


    Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    We cried! But we laughed too.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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