©1951 Ralph Moody; (P)2001 Books in Motion
"[Moody] has a splendid talent for bringing the ashes of the past into life." (Chicago Sunday Tribune)"An affectionate portrait of ranch-town folk who knew how to help without humiliating, and a warm but ungushing tribute to a remarkable woman who deplored her inability to give her children everything, yet gave them much." (New York Times)
Our entire family has enjoyed listening to this series. The narrator, Cameron Beirerle, does a superb job of bringing the characters to life. I honestly can't imagine reading the books after having listened to them first. We have been sad at the end of each book that it must come to an end and we don't yet have the next book ready to listen to.
Not only is the audio format excellent, but the true credit goes to Ralph Moody for authoring such a well written and exciting story of his life. There has been so much opportunity for rich discussion with our children thanks to the Little Britches series.
I finished this book in 2 days. It was wonderful! Full of old fashion values and what it actually took to get through harder times. I loved this book so much I am now reading the book.
I like all Ralph Moody books I have read. This one I decided to listen to as well. I was not disappointed. The story came through with the same strength and heart.
These books are worth checking out. You will see why they have captured so many hearts! They are worth your time becasue they are touching, funny, and sweet in all the right places!
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 thought nothing could beat the first book in this series, but this one does by a mile. If you liked "Little Britches", I guarantee you will enjoy this one even more. I can't imagine anyone other than Cameron Beierle reading this series. He is just excellent!
My children loved learning about the Moody family of Colorado. They learned about good old-fashioned character, the value of hard work and personal responsibility. I wish every child in this entitled culture would learn the blessing of hard work.
This story is captivating and great for young and old alike. It is amazing to listen to the ways that the author and his family were able to make ends meet through their ingenuity and industry. Great lessons of morality taught throughout. Well worth your time.
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