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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ralph Moody books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Ralph Moody books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 13October2012.

Moody, Ralph, and Edward Shenton. Little Britches. IL: Peoples Book Club, 1950. Print.
Hardcover, no dustjacket. People's Book Club edition. Owner's name on dedication page. Illustrated by Edward Shenton.


Moody, Ralph, and Edward Shenton. Man of the Family;. Chicago: People's Book Club, 1951. Print.
Hardcover, no dustjacket. Illustrated endpapers. People's Book Club edition. Owner's name on pre-title page.


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Ralph Moody (author)

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Ralph Moody
Born December 16, 1898
East Rochester,
New Hampshire
Died June 28, 1982
Occupation Writer, cowboy
Nationality United States
Period 1950–1968
Ralph Owen Moody (December 16, 1898 – June 28, 1982) was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies about the American West. He was born in East Rochester, New Hampshire in 1898 but moved to Colorado with his family when he was eight in the hopes that a dry climate would improve his father Charles's tuberculosis. Moody detailed his experiences in Colorado in the first book of the Little Britches series, Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers.
After his father died, eleven-year-old Moody assumed the duties of the "man of the house". He and his sister Grace combined ingenuity with hard work in a variety of odd jobs to help their mother provide for their large family. The Moody clan returned to the East Coast some time after Charles's death, but Moody had difficulty readjusting. Following more than one ill-timed run-in with local law enforcement, he left the family home near Boston to live on his grandfather's farm in Maine. His later Little Britches books cover his time in Maine and subsequent travels through Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Kansas – including stints as a bust sculptor and a horse rider doing "horse falls" for motion pictures – as he worked his way back toward Colorado while continuing to support his family financially. Continue reading at wikipedia

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