Home Ranch

Home Ranch

Little Britches Series #3
by Ralph Moody, Tran Mawicke (Illustrator)
Trade Paperback, 277 pages
List Price: $14.95 Sale Price: $12.71

Little Britches becomes the "man" in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. 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. He drives cattle through a dust storm, eats his weight in flapjacks, and falls in love with a blue outlaw horse.

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. All these titles have been reprinted in Bison Books editions.

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FLAWS: Violence, mild language
Summary: Now twelve, Ralph leaves the home ranch to work among hardened cowboys on another ranch, and experiences the glories of a cattle drive.

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  Ralph Moody's Book for Wannabe Cowhands
Caleb of Newberg, 8/6/2016
A fun story for any young boy, though it has some cowboy language. The book is filled with cowboys, horses, ranches, and guns, sure to make any boy happy. Ralph Moody brings his summer as a cowhand in training to life. A great read-a-loud book for all ages.