The Home Ranch will be a smyth-sewn hardcover with a dust jacket, it's book 3 of the Little Britches series by Ralph Moody. It will perfectly match books 1 and 2 which we've done, Little Britches and Man of the Family.
In early 2023 we'll hold a kickstarter to fund a one-time printing of this book and Maty Emma & Company, we'll print enough to fulfill kickstarter pledges to the nearest 100. There may be a few leftovers, which we'll sell here. None will be sold wholesale! After the extra kickstarter hardcovers (if there are any) are gone we'll offer print-on-demand case laminate hardcovers with no jacket, using a different isbn.
In The Home Ranch Ralph Moody turns again to Colorado, the scene of those two delightful earlier books about his boyhood, Little Britches and Man of the Family. This is an extension of Mr. Moody's recollections of his twelfth year, and serially it fits within the framework of Man of the Family—although there is no duplicatoin whatever in the two stories.
The Home Ranch has all the warm and wonderful ingredients which made Little Britches and Man of the Family such universal favorites with readers of all ages. The book teems with exciting and poignant incidents and with memorable characters, most of them good, kindly, generous people—though there is a villain. Mr. Moody is at his best in picturing a young boy's struggles with economic and other adversities, and, having lived through them himself, he writes with such convincing honesty that the reader knows that this is the way things were.Illustrated by Edward Shenton, cover by Algot Stenbery. This cover is a draft.