Young “Little Britches” life is radically changed when his ailing father dies. Then his mother reveals a terrible secret and the family is forced to flee their Colorado ranch to an uncertain future. Fortified with the Yankee ingenuity his father taught him, at age eleven Ralph takes on his new role as Man of the Family. His mother deplores her inability to give her children everything materially, and instead gives them much to build their lives and character upon. Together Ralph and his mother face true unforgettable pioneering adventures in Littleton, Colorado. Young Ralph becomes a Cattle Drover foreman, and helps start a new family business. Then the adventures really begin....
My Father Read these to me and I now read them to my children
My Father read these books to my siblings and I when we were children and I read them today to my own. I learned a lot of the same lessons from my father that Little Britches learned from his. Growing up on a small farm in Wyoming I could identify with the hard work and resourcefulness that was required of folks who worked livestock and the land. I am deeply grateful to still have my father and can't help but get a little teary eyed as I think back to the days when my father would read these stories to us.
Man of the Family: Little Britches
Our family has really enjoyed listening to this series by Ralph Moody. The resourcefulness of Little Britches, his mother and father, and siblings is phenomenal and inspiring. We highly recommend it.