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Publisher's Summary

At age 11, Ralph becomes man of the family and an entrepreneur. He continues his horse riding and cattle driving, and the Moody's start a cooking business.
©1951 Ralph Moody; (P)2001 Books in Motion

Critic Reviews

"[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)

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  • Sam
  • TX, United States
  • 11-29-11

Quality family time

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.

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  • April
  • Gainesville, TX, United States
  • 03-29-11

Little Britches Series Book #1

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.

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Great Life Lessons

What made the experience of listening to Man of the Family the most enjoyable?

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.

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Little Britches

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!

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  • Kathy
  • MADERA, CA, United States
  • 12-11-12

I must "read" all of the series!

Would you listen to Man of the Family again? Why?

I watch movies once; and I read books once. For me, there's too much to do to go back.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Man of the Family?

I have truly enjoyed learning of all the creative ways Ralph earned money to help out the family.

Which character – as performed by Cameron Beierle – was your favorite?

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.

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

I laughed and got teary eyed, too.

Any additional comments?

I find this series of books as ones I want to "read" to acquaint myself more with how life was before I was born.

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Ralph Moody's autobiography

I've read his books since I was a girl (I'm 56 now). I love the characters like my own family. It's such a comfort to be with them and learn lessons from their strength that they show through the trials they faced. I like the narrator more and more. I'm sorry when the story ends.

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One of my favorite books

This is a timeless American classic that every family can enjoy. It's full of truth, goodness and American beauty. Great performance by the narrator as well.

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Great classic for the family

A lovely book of character, family and community building. Well read and easy to listen to.

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What a wonderful story!

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!

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Eville and my name is Amanda

Hi my name is Amanda this is the best book ever a little sad though