This is a print-on-demand hardcover with no jacket. It is not the same edition that was sold in our kickstarter during April, 2023, which is now out of print forever.
Ralph was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes, the pleasures and perils of ranching in the early twentieth century are experienced… auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms all give authentic color to Little Britches. So do wonderfully told adventures, which equip Ralph for the path his life will take.
Our edition includes a two-page letter at the end, which Ralph wrote in 1952 while he was promoting Man of the Family. He titled it Our Own Two Hands; it conveys his views on family, hard work and how he came to write Little Britches.
Cover by Algot Stenbery, interior illustrations by Edward Shenton.
“Purple House Press has done a reprint...of Little Britches in hardcover. It has all the elements of a great story and teaches many character qualities.” —The Old Schoolhouse,
“Ralph Moody’s books should be read aloud in every family circle in America.” — Sterling North
“…a story of hard luck, of stubborn pride and of altruistic community endeavor.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Enthusiastically recommended for young and old.”
“You will search long…to find a more disarming and refreshing account of family life than Ralph Moody has set down in Little Britches.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune