Little Britches

Little Britches
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0803281781
Language: en
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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. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.

Mary Emma Company

Mary Emma   Company
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0803282117
Language: en
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The protagonist, Mary Emma Moody, widowed mother of six, has taken her family east in 1912 to begin a new life. Her son, Ralph, then thirteen, recalls how the Moodys survive that first bleak winter in a Massachusetts town. Money and prospects are lacking, but not so faith and resourcefulness. "Mother" in Little Britches and Man of the Family, Mary Emma emerges fully as a character in this book, and Ralph, no longer called "Little Britches," comes into his own. The family?s run-ins with authority and with broken furnaces in winter are evocative of a full and warm family life. Mary Emma & Company continues the Moody saga that started in Colorado with Little Britches and runs through Man of the Family and The Home Ranch. All these titles have been reprinted as Bison Books, as has The Fields of Home, in which Ralph leaves the Massachusetts town for his grandfather's farm in Maine.

Little Britches

Little Britches
Author: John Goodrich
Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Crossroad Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781637899823
Language: en
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Life isn't easy for two-year-old gunman Little Britches. Corrupt Boston Detective Goodman and Special Agent Bradley are looking for him, as are the Mafia and the Russian Brotherhood. But nobody's managed to catch him yet, and anyone who tries will face two forty-fives spitting flaming-hot lead.

Little Britches and the Rattlers

Little Britches and the Rattlers
Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Release: 2008
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 38
ISBN: 0761454322
Language: en
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As Little Britches, in her best attire, starts for the rodeo in town, she is waylaid by several rattlesnakes wanting to do her harm, but with some quick thinking she finds a way to outsmart them all.

Slocum and Little Britches

Slocum and Little Britches
Author: Jake Logan
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0515145211
Language: en
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Little Britches Reading Time Book

Little Britches Reading Time Book
Author: Sandra Edwards
Release: 2011-12-06
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1466905425
Language: en
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Georgie has a favorite pie he could eat all day..Everyday! Now his morning is turned upside down when he learns he's picked berries for his sister's pie! A whole pie - just for her! But--- could it be this yummy desert is really for someone else? Can Mom help him feel better before their visitors arrive? Georgie has a long day to remember when he lets jealousy make him feel so sad and lonely. He's sure to snuggle his way into your heart as he struggles with this BIG problem, in the story-- The Special Pie. Matthew loves to be home. He likes spending time with his Mom and playing with his pet frog .Now everything is about to change. Today he goes to preschool. But--- his Mom will miss him! He doesn't know anyone at school! He feels weird and a little scared. His new backpack is filled with crayons, pencils and paper for school. Wearing new clothes and shoes, Matthew sets off on an exciting adventure, after a great big hug from his Mom! Will this be a fun day or will he NEVER want to go back? Enoy-- A Great Big Hug Too!

Cattle Annie and Little Britches

Cattle Annie and Little Britches
Author: Robert Ward
Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781440533853
Language: en
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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 Doolin, who calls her Little Britches. Doolin's efforts to live up to the girls' vision of him lead him to be carted off in a cage to an Oklahoma jail where he waits to be hanged.

Man of the Family

Man of the Family
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0803281951
Language: en
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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.

The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 277
ISBN: 0803282109
Language: en
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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 outlaw horse. Following Little Britches and developing an episode noted near the end of Man of the Family, The Home Ranch continues the adventures of young Ralph Moody. Soon after returning from the ranch, he and his mother and siblings will go east for a new start, described in Mary Emma & Company and The Fields of Home. All these titles have been reprinted as Bison Books.

The Fields of Home

The Fields of Home
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0803281943
Language: en
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The fatherless Moody family moved from Colorado to Medford, Massachusetts, in 1912, when Ralph was entering his teens. "I tried as hard as I could to be a city boy, but I didn't have very good luck," he says at the beginning of The Fields of Home. "Just little things that would have been all right in Colorado were always getting me in trouble." So he is sent to his grandfather's farm in Maine, where he finds a new set of adventures.

The Dry Divide

The Dry Divide
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0803282168
Language: en
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Ralph Moody, just turned twenty, had only a dime in his pocket when he was put off a freight in western Nebraska. It was the Fourth of July in 1919. Three months later he owned eight teams of horses and rigs to go with them. Everyone who worked with him shared in the prosperity?the widow whose wheat crop was saved and the group of misfits who formed a first-rate harvesting crew. But sometimes fickle Mother Nature and frail human nature made sure that nothing was easy. The tension between opposing forces never lets up in this book. Without preaching, The Dry Divide warmly illustrates the old-time virtues of hard work ingenuity, and respect for others. The Ralph Moody who was a youngster in Little Britches and who grew up without a father and with early responsibilities in Man of the Family, The Fields of Home, The Home Ranch, Mary Emma & Company, and Shaking the Nickel Bush (all Bison Books) has become a man to reckon with in The Dry Divide.

Shaking the Nickel Bush

Shaking the Nickel Bush
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0803282184
Language: en
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Begun in Little Britches and Man of the Family, this is the continuing saga of Ralph Moody. In 1918, young Moody and his buddy Lonnie travel through the Southwest in an old Ford named Shiftless, camp in an Arizona canyon and "shake the nickel bush" by sculpting busts of lawyers and bankers.

Naptime at the O K Corral

Naptime at the O K  Corral
Author: Sally Campbell Galman
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781351362870
Language: en
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Shane is back! The beloved heroine of students and faculty alike returns in this third volume of the acclaimed series, focusing on the basic how-to’s and foundations of ethnographic studies of children and childhoods. The book opens with Shane trying to land a post-doc working in a department of cultural anthropologists studying children and childhood. Rather predictably, Shane initially sees children as nothing more than small adults. But in this book she’ll be forced to reorient herself, yet again. As usual, she is aided by the spirits of the ancestors, of senior colleagues, of talking guinea pigs and gigantic head lice, and through it all by her esteemed guide, Billy the Literal Kid. This illustrated guide will orient the reader to the fundamental challenges in doing ethnographic research with children. The book begins by briefly exploring the history of research on children, with children, for children and "by" children. Throughout, it is about doing research with children rather than on them, highlighting their participant rather than object nature. Topics covered include: Foundations of child development Defining childhood The history, essential theories and major works in the anthropology of childhood Children’s culture and popular Kinderculture Ethical concerns and IRBs Foundations of naturalistic inquiry with children Introduction to ethnographic methods with child participants, including detailed guidance in observation and interview methods Practical guidelines for analyzing children’s artwork and other visual products Addressing the complexities of adult researcher subjectivities and roles This book is intended for the novice ethnographic researcher and student alike with learning at its core and is designed to encourage wider and deeper reading. It is a useful tool for teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Education, Anthropology, Childhood Studies, Nursing, Communications, Media Studies, Art Education, and more, as well as an essential volume for any faculty bookshelf.

Horse of a Different Color

Horse of a Different Color
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1994-06-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0803282176
Language: en
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Horse of a Different Color ends the "roving days" of young Ralph Moody. His saga began on a Colorado ranch in Little Britches and continued at points east and west in Man of the Family, The Fields of Home, The Home Ranch, Mary Emma & Company, Shaking the Nickel Bush, and The Dry Divide. All have been reprinted as Bison Books.

Heresy

Heresy
Author: Melissa Lenhardt
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Redhook
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780316435338
Language: en
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"An all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West . . . and that's exactly what Melissa Lenhardt delivers in her unapologetically badass western, Heresy." - New York Times "Lenhardt has created a bold new story where women have taken their rightful place in the narrative of the Outlaw Western genre; where wit, wisdom and wiles could mean the difference between life and death, and where the fellowship of women bested every challenge." - Kathleen Kent Margaret Parker and Hattie LaCour never intended to turn outlaw. After being run off their ranch by a greedy cattleman, their family is left destitute. As women alone they have few choices: marriage, lying on their backs for money, or holding a gun. For Margaret and Hattie the choice is simple. With their small makeshift family, the gang pulls off a series of heists across the West. Though the newspapers refuse to give the female gang credit, their exploits don't go unnoticed. Pinkertons are on their trail, a rival male gang is determined to destroy them, and secrets among the group threaten to tear them apart. Now, Margaret and Hattie must find a way to protect their family, finish one last job, and avoid the hangman's noose. "Readers who relish an unusual narrative structure will enjoy this unique take on the traditional western." - Booklist For more from Melissa Lenhardt, check out: The Sawbones SeriesSawbonesBlood OathBadlands

Bedside Book of Bad Girls

Bedside Book of Bad Girls
Author: Michael Rutter
Release: 2008
Editor: Farcountry Press
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1560374624
Language: en
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Profiles twenty-one of the West's gun-slinging bad girls," from serial killer Kate Bender to Elizabeth Potts and Ellen Watson, the first women hanged in Nevada and Wyoming. Meet these fascinating characters, complete with their pistols and petticoats, their knives and knaves, their vices and victims.

The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest
Author: Conrad Richter
Release: 2013-08-07
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780804151016
Language: en
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An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 185
ISBN: 0803283032
Language: en
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Presents the story of how Henry Wells and William Fargo went into express mail business in California and stopped the Post Office monopoly during the nineteenth century.

The Teacher s Funeral

The Teacher s Funeral
Author: Richard Peck
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0142405078
Language: en
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In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."

Man of the Family

Man of the Family
Author: Ralph Moody
Release: 1986-01-01
Editor: Buccaneer Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0899665640
Language: en
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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 20th century. Father has died and Little Britches shoulders the responsibilities of a man at age eleven. Continues the true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches. Illustrated.