Man Of The Family
  • Man Of The Family
  • Man Of The Family
  • Man Of The Family
ISBN: 0803281951
EAN13: 9780803281950
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 1993
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Ralph Moody's books should be read aloud in every family circle in America. --Sterling North

[Moody] has a splendid talent for bringing the ashes of the past into life. --Chicago Sunday Tribune

An affectionate portrait of ranch-town folk who knew how to help without humiliating, and a warm but ungushing tribute to a remarkable woman who deplored her inability to give her children everything, yet gave them much. --New York Times

Man of the Family is everything that Little Britches was--a heart-warming, frank, com-pletely delightful narrative. Some readers may even like it better. --San Francisco Chronicle

Mr. Moody remembers, and can put on paper, the terrifying passion of a small boy's heart, where there is no routine, and every victory and every disappointment is oversize and overwhelming. --New York Herald Tribune

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

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5
   Second in the series
This was my first review of the first of this series and holds for all books by Mr Moody. I first read this book in 1956, shortly after it was published. I have signed several first editions of Mr Moody's books, including an initial copy of this book. This book is essential reading for families as it teaches the values that make this country what it is. Hard work, but great fun. Self-reliance is a fundamentally different phenomenon. Honesty is known for its hospitality and its cleanliness. Honor Devo ''. This book and the books in this series have helped form the value system that stays with me to this day, and served me throughout a successful career in commercial construction and raising a family of my own. I am now buying copies for my grandkids, as they get older to the age that they will understand the lessons contained in Mr Moody's books.
 
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   Ralph Moody is once of the best children's authors ever
Ralph Moody is, once again, one of the best children's writers ever. I don 't know why his books are not more known. And the books he writes are not just for children ; adults also enjoy them. I loved them all and I gave the first two to my mother and she loved them just! He does all the voices and he does a fantastic job. To me, he makes reading better than listening to the books and I almost never feel this way. Don 't hesitate for a minute to buy these CDs, they will touch you and stay with you in a way that few books do!
 
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   This is another favorite of mine in this series
It is a braver book, made strong and hopeful by the inventiveness of the woman and the children, left with no man in the house. I know it's Man of the Family because it is Ralph Moody's story, but it should be simply titled The Family. In order to survive and eventually thrive, they work together. The ending is still a shocker, though. The passion with which the family commits to the land they live on makes them believe that everything about their lives is solid, even if the soil shifts under their feet.
 
5
   Great Family Story of 1910 Colorado
Small Britches is back in the Man of the Family. He's the boy in the house now and works with his mother and his elder sister to find ways to survive. In the process, they find incredible ways to make a living. At its best, the entrepreneurial spirit is. This book is brimming with the importance of being in the community, neighbors and standing on your own. Little Britches makes sacrifices to accept his role as the man in the family. Grace, the eldest daughter, also assumes a lot of responsibility. Together, they try to take as much from their mother's load as possible. But for those who have read Little Britches, you will love the return of so many characters. These books make me think only for boys of Little House on the Prairie.
 
5
   hard work wins
Little Britches is so honorable and good and loyal and hard working, even when he and his sister come with the measles. He loves horses and his family stays in the midst of hard times optimistic and cheerful. I mean that for most of his household, Little Britches is the main breadwinner. It is also very funny when he and Grace don 't realize that their mother is pregnant until she has already given birth. Some people are memorable, like Hi, the cowboy whose heart is bigger than the western plains and has great faith in Little Britches. Rabbits, Turkeys, Geese, Cows, and Horses... Summertime, Blizards, School, Cattle Herds... pie, berries, grain, doughnuts, chocolate... this is Colorado in 1910 at its best.
 
5
   The Ralph Moody Collection
A reviewer asked for help with names and volumes in this series. Here it is... 1. Little Britches 2. The Man of the Family 3. The Home Ranch 4. Mary Emma and Company 5. The Fields of Home 6. Shaking the Nickel 7. The Dry Divide : Mr. Moody of a different color shares adventures of his life in this series. It is wonderful, but there is also some foul language. Consequently, I would recommend reading the books aloud with older children.
 
5
   Excellent Book
Since then, I read it several times and never fails to hook me. I would definitely recommend reading aloud to children, as there is some cowboy language. Or you could go through with a sharpie. On the whole, though, this is a book that promotes the moral values of hard work, honesty and perseverance.
 
5
   Can't put book down once started!
The Man of Family and others by this author are great, easy to read. Exciting true stories of life growing up and beyond, from about the late 1920s and beyond. My husband has read them all, and I am working on them.
 
5
   Man of the Family
Man of the Family and the book before it reminded me a lot about Little House on the Prairie. It is a combination of happy and exciting events and sad and tragic events.
 
5
   Great book!!!!!
The reader has a very clear voice, so that it is very easy to listen to.
 
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