May 16, Jessica rated it liked it. He's such a good man! You'll fall in love with his honest good heart. Feb 28, Mom rated it liked it. I was really disappointed with his choice of a wife, who told him where they would live, instead of letting him choose where he could earn their living, being that he would be the breadwinner. She even refused to wear an engagement ring at her graduation He was too good for that. He gave it all up because he was lonely. I hope she was a good wife, but I doubt it.
Still, I was glued to the series! Jan 24, Tamara rated it really liked it.
You do see his character shining through as always, as he maintains his integrity despite some very unfair hard knocks and looks out for others when no one would expect him to. The most unsatisfying thing about the series is how many romantic loose ends he leaves, as women come into his life, play a part, and then suddenly disappear and are never spoken of again. The ending is also pretty short and unexpected—I could have read a lot more detail about that!
While I definitely think the first 4 or 5 books are the strongest, what a wonderful series. Jun 27, Katrin V rated it really liked it. Rereading Moody does not disappoint. The hope and goodwill in his recounting of life in Kansas after WWI is so uplifting and the deals he made with various farmers and bankers are an education in the economics of farming. This one is definitely not a kid's book.
This is the last in his biographical series and it seems that the audience he was writing for grew older as he progressed through the telling. Mar 23, Valentine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great ending to finish off the series. I would have loved to have known more of how his grandpa faired on his farm.
I would have thought Ralph would have followed up on that part of the story. My favorite books were which were his childhood. But also enjoyed books Sep 07, Race Bettich rated it it was amazing. It was the best book I've ever read. It was kind of hard to read at some points, but all together, the story was great. I would totally recommend this book to any one, and the entire series as well. Apr 17, Elaine rated it really liked it Shelves: A great ending to this series. I would recommend it and all of the series to any family.
Editorial Reviews. Review. Ralph Moody's books "should be read aloud in every family circle in Horse of a Different Color Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover: Reminiscenses of a Kansas Drover - Kindle edition by Ralph Moody. Download it . Ralph Moody's books "should be read aloud in every family circle in America."-- Sterling North. "A book I would especially recommend for someone with a.
What great values it portrays. I would have given it five stars, but sometimes his successes were a little over the top for me. As in the others, hard work and persistence are major themes of this book, but this one added an element of the importance of having a mentor and being humble enough to listen. Bud starts out ". No reasonable amount of work will hurt you so long as you balance it with proper nourishment and rest. Oct 15, Missy rated it really liked it.
This is another of Moody's biographical works accounting of his early twenties. I just loved it. He's such a scrapper, but you can see his father's steadiness in him too. I am really excited to read the rest of the series in between this one and Little Britches and see how he got to this point. I just could not get over how hard he, especially, and all the other farm folk work every single day. They did more work in a day than I do in a week, easily. And that's just the way it was.
I wonder if t This is another of Moody's biographical works accounting of his early twenties.
I wonder if that is how farm life is today still. Anyway, it was inspiring and the ending was wonderful. If you haven't read Little Britches yet, you need to get yourself a copy. Especially if you have kids. Mar 20, Kari rated it really liked it Shelves: This wasn't quite my favorite book of all books, but as far as I remember, I may have smiled more for the pure fun of it when I read this one than any of the others. I think maybe I didn't know the whole back story since I haven't read the book right before this one yet, but I will.
I basically just loved how he and his wife got together and his sendoff from the townspeople to go get married.
And he was only 22! I was 22 when I read it, last summer, and I just felt like I'm really the same Haha! I was 22 when I read it, last summer, and I just felt like I'm really the same kind of person as Ralph, but darn it, where are the 22 year old guys like him nowadays? Jun 19, Jane rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Jane by: It's been a long time since I've read this book, but it was brought to my attention recently because of the history of diabetes and the discovery of insulin and the different methods of treatment for diabetes.
Ralph Moody was diagnosed with diabetes and he tells about how he manages it along with his experiences with the buying and selling of stock. I had no idea that this book was part of a series so now I'm thrilled to be able to look for the other books in the series and read the rest of hi It's been a long time since I've read this book, but it was brought to my attention recently because of the history of diabetes and the discovery of insulin and the different methods of treatment for diabetes. I had no idea that this book was part of a series so now I'm thrilled to be able to look for the other books in the series and read the rest of his adventures.
Jan 17, T. Naliaka rated it really liked it. This is the eighth book in a series often considered the boy's equivalent of the "Little House on the Prairie" series. A beautifully-presented edition of the account of a boy growing up, with real-life hardships and challenges, a very personal account of family and people making it through despite tough circumstances, yet always with the bracing expectation that boys were expected to act like men in the face of adversity.
Feb 01, Christie rated it really liked it. This one started out a little slow for me, but I was glad I saw it to the end. While it wasn't my favorite, it was certainly still worth reading. My biggest complaint is that the books aren't seamless. I feel like there are characters that popped up here that we've never heard of but should have. On the flip side, what the heck happened to Judy from the last book? Sad to see the series end Wow! Emotional ups and downs in this wonderful book.
Loved every minute of this sweet autobiographical series. Moody is excellent at spinning a yarn and the characters that make up the cast of his adventurous life are colorful and delightful. Nov 18, Amy rated it really liked it. The goodness of this man is amazing. He is selfless and finds a way to provide for himself and give others opportunities for work or to better their situations. He is a powerful figure in his town for his tender age and survives the collapse of the livestock market. The setting of this book is pre-Dust Bowl, pre-Depression.
It is an interesting read with our economy as it is now. The final chapter in Moody's series of memoirs, this one takes place when he's in his early twenties. Interesting that he never wrote about anything later in his life- and kind of sad, too. He's just as competent in this one as the earlier ones, teaching himself several new trades including butchering. There are some interesting characters here, and some fun stories. Mar 21, Eddie rated it it was amazing Shelves: A worthy ending to a fantastic series.
They start to get a little slower toward the end, but what a hard working, wonderful example he sets. Much to learn from and be inspired by. The entire series is much recommended. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ralph Moody was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies about the American West.
He was born in East Rochester, New Hampshire, in 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, Father and I Were Ralph Moody was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies about the American West.
After his father died, eleven-year-old Moody assumed the duties of the "man of the house. 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.
Moody's formal education was limited, but he had a lifelong interest in learning and self-education. At age 50, he enrolled in a writing class, which eventually led to the publication of Father and I Were Ranchers.
In addition to the Little Britches series, Moody wrote a number of books detailing the development of the American West. His books have been described as crude in the language of the times but are highly praised by Moody's readership and have been in continuous publication since After a period as livestock business owner in rural Kansas, Moody sent to Massachusetts for his former sweetheart, Edna.
They married and moved to Kansas City. They had three children. Other books in the series. Little Britches 8 books. Books by Ralph Moody. Trivia About Horse of a Differ Search by title, catalog stock , author, isbn, etc. Horse of a Different Color: The Field of Home. Shaking the Nickel Bush.
Man of The Family. Father and I Were Ranchers. The Diary of a Young Girl. A Reason For Handwriting: Cursive C--Student Worktext, Grade 3.
Amazing Animals of the Everglades! Manuscript B--Student Worktext, Grade 2. Paperback Number of Pages: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: Man of The Family Ralph Moody. The Field of Home Ralph Moody.