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Publisher's Summary

In the early 1920s, cowboy and dry-range farmer Ralph Moody finds himself with mountainous debts through the collapse of the livestock market and the dealings of a crooked partner. Ralph never surrenders, but finds a way to turn tragedy into opportunity.

©1966 Ralph Moody (P)2002 Books in Motion

Critic Reviews

"The book is a glorious recollection of pre-Dust Bowl, pre-Depression days, and is highly recommended." ( Library Journal)

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Books for any century and age

I've been reading and re-reading (or listening) to each of the books in Ralph Moody's "little britches" series for nearly 15 years... as a young married father I find there is just as much enjoyment in them as the first day my mother read them to us siblings... but where I never cease to be amazed is the wisdom to be gleaned for any age, a young, college age or fathers &a mothers ... Ralph's adventures are books I will never put down and read to my kids and grandkids

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Great Book About A Hard Worker

I love the lessons this book teaches. I get excited to find out how Ralph will get through each of his trials.

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Great book for prospective entrepreneurs.

Love the book! A great book for those who want to help themselves or their children learn to become entrepreneurs, and how to recover from setbacks.

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LOVE RALPH MOODY'S BOOKS!

All of his autobiographical books are SO good! Makes you laugh, cry and want to be a better person!

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Martina

The whole series is the best that I have ever read. The first time I have read it when I was a teenager long time ago. 30 years later I read it again and I'm fascinated from this life story in the same way as long time ago. It is a treasure for my soul!

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great books

This series is as good as Little House on the Prairie! In some ways better.

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Love this series!

The narrator does an amazing job and the story is fascinating! Our whole family loves listening!

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  • Westlake, OH, United States
  • 08-01-12

Enjoy a Real Life Rags to Riches Story

Our family LOVES the Ralph Moody stories. He was an amazing man and we have really enjoyed his autobiographical stories. This book takes place in the interval between WWI and WWII. Ralph continues to struggle with his health issues, but he perseveres and overcomes. He is always looking to learn and is humble enough to consult with his elders. He works hard and is loyal. These books demonstrate good character in action. Doing what's right even when it is painful.

These books have really motivated our children to be more entrepreneurial. They look for opportunities to work and start their own businesses. They really have impacted their lives. THey are good stories for children and adults.