. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, irrigation wars, family picnics, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches.
Man of the FamilyBison Books #ad - Man of the Family #ad - Father has died and Little Britches shoulders the responsibilities of a man at age eleven. Man of the family continues true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches and The Fields of Home, also available as Bison Books. Fortified with yankee ingenuity and western can-do energy, the Moody family, transplanted from New England, builds a new life on a Colorado ranch early in the twentieth century.
The Home RanchUniv of Nebraska Pr #ad - He drives cattle through a dust storm, eats his weight in flapjacks, and falls in love with a blue outlaw horse. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning a dollar a day. Little britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral.
Little britches becomes the "man" in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. Following little britches and developing an episode noted near the end of Man of the Family, The Home Ranch continues the adventures of young Ralph Moody. Soon after returning from the ranch, he and his mother and siblings will go east for a new start, described in Mary Emma & Company and The Fields of Home.
The Home Ranch #ad - All these titles have been reprinted as Bison Books.
The Fields of HomeBison Books #ad - The Fields of Home #ad - The fatherless moody family moved from Colorado to Medford, in 1912, Massachusetts, when Ralph was entering his teens. I tried as hard as i could to be a city boy, but I didn't have very good luck, " he says at the beginning of The Fields of Home. Just little things that would have been all right in Colorado were always getting me in trouble.
So he is sent to his grandfather's farm in Maine, where he finds a new set of adventures.
Mary Emma & Company Bison BookBison Books #ad - Her son, then thirteen, ralph, recalls how the Moodys survive that first bleak winter in a Massachusetts town. Mary emma & company continues the moody saga that started in Colorado with Little Britches and runs through Man of the Family and The Home Ranch. Mother" in little britches and man of the family, Mary Emma emerges fully as a character in this book, no longer called "Little Britches, and Ralph, " comes into his own.
Mary Emma & Company Bison Book #ad - All these titles have been reprinted as Bison Books, as has The Fields of Home, in which Ralph leaves the Massachusetts town for his grandfather's farm in Maine. The family’s run-ins with authority and with broken furnaces in winter are evocative of a full and warm family life. The protagonist, widowed mother of six, Mary Emma Moody, has taken her family east in 1912 to begin a new life.
Money and prospects are lacking, but not so faith and resourcefulness.
Shaking the Nickel BushBison Books #ad - Now nineteen years old, he strikes out into new territory hustling odd jobs, facing the problem of getting fresh milk and leafy green vegetables. Going west again is a delightful prospect. His childhood adventures on a Colorado ranch were described in Little Britches and Man of the Family, also Bison Books.
Shaking the Nickel Bush #ad - New readers and old will enjoy this entry in the continuing saga of Ralph Moody. Skinny and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by a Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate. This is 1918, and the young men travel through the Southwest not on horses but in a Ford aptly named Shiftless. With an improvident buddy named lonnie, he camps out in an Arizona canyon and "shakes the nickel bush" by sculpting plaster of paris busts of lawyers and bankers.
He scrapes around to survive, risking his neck as a stunt rider for a movie company.
The Dry DivideBison Books #ad - It was the fourth of July in 1919. The ralph moody who was a youngster in little britches and who grew up without a father and with early responsibilities in Man of the Family, The Fields of Home, Mary Emma & Company, The Home Ranch, and Shaking the Nickel Bush all Bison Books has become a man to reckon with in The Dry Divide.
The Dry Divide #ad - . The tension between opposing forces never lets up in this book. Ralph moody, just turned twenty, had only a dime in his pocket when he was put off a freight in western Nebraska. But sometimes fickle Mother Nature and frail human nature made sure that nothing was easy. Everyone who worked with him shared in the prosperity—the widow whose wheat crop was saved and the group of misfits who formed a first-rate harvesting crew.
Without preaching, the dry Divide warmly illustrates the old-time virtues of hard work ingenuity, and respect for others. Three months later he owned eight teams of horses and rigs to go with them.
Horse of a Different Color: Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover: Reminiscenses of a Kansas DroverBison Books #ad - Horse of a Different Color: Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover: Reminiscenses of a Kansas Drover #ad - His saga began on a colorado ranch in little britches and continued at points east and west in Man of the Family, Shaking the Nickel Bush, Mary Emma & Company, The Fields of Home, The Home Ranch, and The Dry Divide. All have been reprinted as Bison Books. Horse of a different Color ends the "roving days" of young Ralph Moody.
Five Children and It Macmillan Collector's LibraryMacmillan Collector's Library #ad - R. Indeed, the consequences of all their wishes lead the children into many thrilling and often hilarious escapades. This beautifully illustrated Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of Five Children and It features the drawings of H. Edith nesbit was inspired by her own five children to write this enchanting novel, and its warm and funny portrayal of a magical childhood has ensured its presence in print ever since.
The possibilities seem endless to the adventurous siblings but whatever their wishes, whether it’s having piles of money, growing wings, or disposing of their annoying infant brother, their days never seem to go as planned. Whilst out playing in the countryside, five children come across a Psammead called ‘It’ – a cantankerous little sand fairy who agrees to grant them one wish every day, though its effects will only last until sunset.
Five Children and It Macmillan Collector's Library #ad - Millar, and an afterword by writer, critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.