5 Stars Out Of 5
Excellent Family Read
March 30, 2012
This is another book in the "Little Britches" story, but it takes on a flavor that is almost completely different from Ralph's experiences out west. Instead of the small boy proving himself worthy of his work among tough cowboys, he is a struggling teen, attempting to get along with his difficult grandfather on the family's farm in Maine.
The story is filled with details of farm life, yet I never found it mundane. There are some great lessons about family relationships and personal growth woven in very subtly.
I enjoyed exploring the history of the early 20th century from the viewpoint of the average family, and I even learned a few things about farming!
Like all of the Little Britches books, this is great as a personal read or with the family.