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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

Liam and I have been reading aloud from Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody. It is a terrific book for boys....or girls who want to know how real men behave in the face of adversity. In current society, where gender-confusion abounds and our lilly-livered president is more concerned about going green than red-white-and blue, we could all use a dose of the courage and character presented in the Little Britches series.

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful." -- CS Lewis

a lifted quote from thehyacinthgirl.wordpress.com

3 comments:

Jill said...

Don't you love this book?

And little Ralph today would be anesthetized with ritalin and told to be quiet and sit still at his desk.

Marianne said...

I'm going to look for this book at the library. In fact I have 'Boys Should be Boys'by Meg Meeker on hold for me now and am excited to read it.

jill said...

The series is wonderful Here's a link to our post about it:
http://blog.eagerreaders.com/2008/03/ralph-moody-books.html