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Man of the Family

By Ralph Moody, Edward Shenton (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 272 pages
Other Information: 17ill.
Published In: United States, 01 June 1993
'Ralph Moody's books should be read aloud in every family circle in America' - Sterling North. '[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". ""Man of the Family" is everything that "Little Britches" was - a heart-warming, frank, completely delightful narrative. Some readers may even like it better' - "San Francisco Chronicle".'Mr. Moody remembers, and can put on paper, the terrifying passion of a small boy's heart, where there is no routine, and every victory and every disappointment is oversize and overwhelming' - "New York Herald Tribune". 'A heart-warming book..."Little Britches'" fierce loyalty to his mother is matched only by his practical consideration for his brothers and sisters' - "Christian Science Monitor". 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. 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.

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Continues true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches and The Fields of Home, also available as Bison Books

About the Author

Ralph Moody (1898-1982) is the author of Come on Seabicuit! as well as the Little Britches series about a boy's life on a Colorado ranch, all available in Bison Books editions.

EAN: 9780803281950
ISBN: 0803281951
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Dimensions: 20.45 x 13.59 x 1.55 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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