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Man of the family

Author: Ralph Moody
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Series: Little britches
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.--From publisher description.

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Domestic fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Printed books
Named Person: Ralph Moody; Ralph Moody; Moody family.; Moody family.; Ralph Moody
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Moody
ISBN: 0803281951 9780803281950 0803231717 9780803231719
OCLC Number: 26851391
Notes: Originally published: New York : Norton, 1951.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Mr. Nutting gives me some advice --
My first deal --
Plowing and planning --
We start a cookery route --
Helping a cattle drive --
Cookery and coal --
The sheriff lends a hand --
Picking cherries on stilts --
The Fourth of July --
The match race --
We really spill the beans --
Mothers little secret --
Riding for Mr. Batchlett --
Grace and I buy ducklegs --
Labor-Day roundup --
Kathleen Mavourneen --
Hal finds the answer --
The red spots come out --
Everyone is good to us --
Mother's inspiration --
inventing and blacksmithing --
Muriel and the goose --
The night before Christmas --
Skating and skimming --
Hi advises me to learn a trade --
Mrs. Callahan --
Mother's big secret --
The sheriff serves a soupeeny --
We start a new adventure.
Series Title: Little britches
Responsibility: by Ralph Moody ; illustrated by Edward Shenton.
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"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 * Christian Science Read more...

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