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Ralph 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, 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.

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 1950.

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.

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Total Books: 66
Sterling Point Books Geronimo Wolf of the Warpath
2006 - Sterling Point Books Geronimo Wolf of the Warpath [Sterling Point Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781402731846
ISBN-10: 1402731841
Genre: Children's Books
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Wells Fargo
2005 - Wells Fargo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803283039
ISBN-10: 0803283032
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, History, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Kit Carson And The Wild Frontier
2005 - Kit Carson and the Wild Frontier (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803283046
ISBN-10: 0803283040
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, History
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American Horses
Riders of the Pony Express
2004 - Riders of the Pony Express (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780803232495
ISBN-10: 0803232497
Genres: Children's Books, History, Reference
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Little Britches Father and I Were Ranchers
2004 - Little Britches Father and I Were Ranchers (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781585474080
ISBN-10: 1585474088
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Come on Seabiscuit
2004 - Come on Seabiscuit (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780760754306
ISBN-10: 0760754306
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Horse of a Different Color
2002 - Horse of a Different Color (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781581164558
ISBN-10: 1581164556
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The Dry Divide
2002 - The Dry Divide (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781581164268
ISBN-10: 1581164262
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Little Britches Man of the Family
2001 - Little Britches Man of the Family [The Little Britches Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781581161854
ISBN-10: 1581161859
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Man of the Family
2001 - Man of the Family [The Little Britiches Series] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781581161649
ISBN-10: 1581161646
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The Fields of Home
2001 - The Fields of Home [The Little Britches Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781581162080
ISBN-10: 1581162081
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Home Ranch
2001 - The Home Ranch [The Little Britches Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781581162295
ISBN-10: 1581162294
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Mary Emma   Company
2001 - Mary Emma Company [The Little Britches Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781581162448
ISBN-10: 1581162448
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Shaking the Nickel Bush
2001 - Shaking the Nickel Bush [The Little Britches Series] (Audio CD)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781581163483
ISBN-10: 1581163487
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction
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Mary Emma  Company
2001 - Mary Emma Company [The Little Britches Series] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781581162431
ISBN-10: 158116243X
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Stagecoach West
1998 - Stagecoach West (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803282452
ISBN-10: 0803282451
Genre: History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Horse of a Different Color Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover
1994 - Horse of a Different Color Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803282179
ISBN-10: 0803282176
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Little Britches  Father and I Were Ranchers
1986 - Little Britches Father and I Were Ranchers (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780899665634
ISBN-10: 0899665632
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Little Britches
1981 - Little Britches (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780553200904
ISBN-10: 0553200909
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Gateways to the Northwest The Old Trails West Vol 2
1974 - Gateways to the Northwest the Old Trails West Vol 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345240255
ISBN-10: 0345240251
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