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Man of the Family
Ralph Moody

Bison Books, 1993

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. Man of the Family continues true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches and The Fields of Home , also available as Bison Books.


Dusty Britches
Marcia Lynn McClure

Distractions Ink, 2012

Angelina Hunter was seriously minded, and it was a good thing. Her father's ranch needed a woman who could endure the strenuous work of ranch life. Since her mother's death, Angelina had been that woman. She had no time for frivolity-no time for a less severe side of life. Not when there was so much to be done-hired hands to feed, a widower father to care for, and an often ridiculously light-hearted younger sister to worry about. No. Angelina ...


Four Volume Set by Ralph Moody: Little Britches/Man of the Family/Shaking the Nickel Bush/The Fields of Home

Bison Book, 1992


Little Britches and the Rattlers
Eric A. Kimmel

Two Lions, 2008

Little Britches saddles her pony and heads out for the rodeo. She hopes to win first prize in the calf-roping contest. Along the way, she meets seven cunning rattlesnakes. One by one, they threaten to eat her up! But Little Britches is smart. She knows how to bargain with those rattlesnakes and come out on top! Endearing graphite, watercolor, and digital illustrations by Vincent Nguyen bring this southwestern romp to an outlandish finish.


Shaking the Nickel Bush (The Little Britches Series)
Ralph Moody

Books in Motion, 2001

Now, 19-years-old, skinny, and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by his Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate out West. Remembering his childhood ranching adventures, Ralph is delighted to strike out for new territory and prospects. Read by Cameron Beierle. 7 CD's 8.6 Hrs.


The Home Ranch (Bison Book)
Ralph Moody

Bison Books, 1994

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 ...


Bossy's Birthday: Book 1 in the Bossy Britches series, 2014

Bossy is having a birthday. He’s invited all of his friends to his house for a party. There will be cake and ice cream and games, but Bossy makes his friend sad when he is just too bossy. A delightful picture book for toddlers and beginner readers.


Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Ralph Moody

Bison Books, 1991

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches . So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary.   ...


Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America (Railroads Past and Present)
John H. White Jr.

Indiana University Press, 2011

What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even weeks. Baggage and sometimes even children were lost en route. Travelers ...


Little Britches; Father and I Were Ranchers
Ralph Moody

Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950

1950: by Ralph Moody - 260 pages.


Miss Little Britches: Story of a girl's struggle to accept a homely horse and win a title in junior rodeo
Bonnie Stahlman Speer

Reliance Pr, 1999

Miss Little Britches is a heart-warming story set against the background of the Little Britches in Colorado. As touching as The Yearling, as unforgettable as National Velvet, Miss Little Britches tells of a young girl's struggle to accept a homely horse and her discovery of the joy and pain in becoming a rodeo champion. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Children's/Young Adult Category.



VOLUME 4 IN THE "HOTEL STORIES" SERIES "Britches" tells the story of how the world's best and most unorthodox hotel manager Ms N, and her faithful ally Tatiana, use a Combined Burns Night and St Patrick's Day ball; the President of China; and a host of guests who may have had one or more drinks, to solve the problem of Mr Minas - the hotel owner from hell. On the way, Tatiana will find out and make use of what is under a Scotsman's kilt; and ...


Little Britches: Father and I were Ranchers (Little Britches, Volume 1)
Ralph Moody

W.W. Norton & Co. NY,NY, 1950


Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance

Routledge, 1996

The Split Britches theatre company have led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance is a long awaited celebration of the theatre and writing of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin, who make up this outstanding troupe. This unique anthology comes complete with: * seven of Split Britches' best loved performance texts * a critical, historical ...


Weddings Under a Western Sky: The Hand-Me-Down Bride\The Bride Wore Britches\Something Borrowed, Something ...
Elizabeth Lane, Kate Welsh, ...

Harlequin, 2012

Three brides for three cowboys Something Borrowed, Something True by Lisa Plumley When Everett Bannon's ranch hands order him a mail-order bride, he plans to send her on the first train back home. Until he sees his beautiful bride-to-be and his wits go walkin'! But Nellie Trent isn't in Morrow Creek for veils and vows—she's an undercover journalist with an exposé to write! The Hand-Me-Down Bride by Elizabeth Lane Arabella Spencer's trip ...


You Bet Your Britches, Claude
Joan Lowery Nixon, Tracey Campbell Pearson

Viking Juvenile, 1989

Shirley and Claude lead a settled life with their adopted son, Tom, until Shirley goes to town to retrieve Tom's sister, Bessie, and the two run into more than their share of trouble with criminals.


Little Britches

White Bird Publications, 2012

“Little Britches. That’s what he used to call me. I was eight.” And so begins the psychological thriller, LITTLE BRITCHES. Darla works as a waitress in the present day, but in her world, the thin, jagged line between the present and the past often blurs, leaving dark red pools of blood. EDITORIAL REVIEWS "The public facade often hides the steamy underbelly of a cold-blooded killer. Myers captures that beautifully in her ...


Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War (Texas Folklore Society Extra Book)
Keagan LeJeune

University of North Texas Press, 2010

Louisiana’s Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Early in its history, the region developed a reputation as a harsh frontier where grit and tenacity became indispensable tools of survival. During the Louisiana Purchase, bureaucrats from both Spain and the United States squabbled over the exact boundary line between the two rival powers. Both governments removed ...


Cattle Annie and Little Britches
Robert Ward

Tyrus Books, 2012

Based on the lives of two adolescent girls in the late 19th century who became infatuated with the Western outlaw heroes they had read about in Ned Buntline's stories and left their homes to join them. The outlaws the girls find are the demoralised remnants of the Doolin-Dalton gang, led by the aging Bill Doolin. Annie shames, and inspires the men, to become what she had imagined them to be. The younger sister Jenny finds a father figure in ...



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