Shaking the Nickel Bush
Illustrated By: Tran Mawicke
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Shaking the Nickel Bush   -     By: Ralph Moody
    Illustrated By: Tran Mawicke

Shaking the Nickel Bush

Illustrated By: Tran Mawicke
University of Nebraska Press / 1994 / Paperback

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Skinny and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by a Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate. Going west again is a delightful prospect. Now nineteen years old he is hustling odd jobs, facing the problem of getting fresh milk and leafy green vegetables and risking his neck as a stunt rider for a movie company. With a buddy named Lonnie, he camps out in an Arizona canyon and "shakes the nickel bush" by sculpting plaster of paris busts of lawyers and bankers.

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Title: Shaking the Nickel Bush
By: Ralph Moody
Illustrated By: Tran Mawicke
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 236
Vendor: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 8 X 5 1/4 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0803282184
ISBN-13: 9780803282186
Ages: 12-13
Stock No: WW282184
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Publisher's Description

Skinny and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by a Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate. Going west again is a delightful prospect. His childhood adventures on a Colorado ranch were described in Little Britches and Man of the Family, also Bison Books. Now nineteen years old, he strikes out into new territory hustling odd jobs, facing the problem of getting fresh milk and leafy green vegetables. He scrapes around to survive, risking his neck as a stunt rider for a movie company. With an improvident buddy named Lonnie, he camps out in an Arizona canyon and "shakes the nickel bush" by sculpting plaster of paris busts of lawyers and bankers. This is 1918, and the young men travel through the Southwest not on horses but in a Ford aptly named Shiftless. New readers and old will enjoy this entry in the continuing saga of Ralph Moody.

Author Bio

Ralph Moody (1898–1982) is the author of Come on Seabicuit! as well as the Little Britches series about a boy's life on a Colorado ranch, all available in Bison Books editions.

Editorial Reviews

"Social historians of the future, seeking material on the life of American boys during the first few decades of the [twentieth] century will ignore the books of Ralph Moody at their peril. . . . [Moody] has a splendid talent for bringing the ashes of the past into life."—Chicago Sunday Tribune

"A sentimental reminiscence rich in good humor and courage, and in Americana. It is a story simply told of a young man's unself-pitying and successful struggle against what seem the unsurmountable odds of dire poverty and desperate illness."—New York Herald Tribune Books

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