02 October 2015
Day 23 / 105 - Little Britches
This was the second book my son needed to read for his curriculum this fall which I read along with him. I'm so glad that I did. It has become a new favorite.
Set in early twentieth century Colorado, Ralph Moody tells the story of his childhood, along with his family's struggle, as they adjust to ranching life. It reads like a combination between a Little House book and a classic western. It only took me three days to finish it.
Ralph beginning working away from home when he was only 9. My son wrote a persuasive essay on why it was necessary for Ralph to begin working at that young age and how his full-time work experience helped to shape him and his family.