5 thoughts on “Shaking the Nickel Bush (Little Britches, #6)

  1. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What a disappointing book! After four excellent entries–some of which were truly stellar–I can’t believe the sudden drop-off in quality. Allow me to elaborate.


    1) Lies, lies lies. Gone is the highly scrupulous Ralph Moody we came to know and love in earlier volumes. His desire to honor his father’s passion for honesty, integrity, and forthrightness seems to have disappeared completely, and with no explanation whatsoever. He routinely lies to his mother throughout the book and d

  2. Ralph has grown up by this part of the series and it was interesting to see his morals played out – he keeps his word staunchly yet at one point the book said that he “told just enough of the truth to deceive” or something along those lines. Interesting to see how he placed more emphasis on not sinning literally yet obviously had the intention of deception. That said, Ralph was far from an evil person. I also appreciated the stark reality of this book – Ralph has diabetes, flounders around tryin

  3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Looking for some old western adventure? Danger? Excitement? Well, Ralph Moody provides just that in his book, Shaking The Nickel Bush. The best part? It’s all true.

    This story, part of an eight-book autobiographical series, is sure to capture the attention of readers both young and old. In Shaking The Nickel Bush, Moody sheds light on what life was like in the early 1900’s. This particular story, taking place during 1918, follows the wild and entertaining life of Ralph Moody.

    The story opens as M

  4. “Shaking the Nickel Bush” was very different from all the other books in the Little Britches series. This book focuses solely on Ralph and his life experiences. His family is mentioned occasionally, but Ralph does not really interact with them. His life has taken a different route, and he is on his own in this story. Although I enjoyed reading it and I really liked it, I have to say that so far, this is my least favorite book of the series. Ralph’s life is drastically different from the previous

  5. This is the sixth 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.

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