Moojie Littleman was abandoned on the church steps as a baby. He grew up with bad legs and a claw hand. His adoptive mother saw his inner beauty, but she died young. His adoptive father couldn’t see past his inability to speak clearly and to do “guy” things. He abandoned Moojie to the cranky care of his grandfather, a hillbilly who ran a dairy farm. Moojie grew up angry and his longing for a real family became more crippling than his physical handicaps.
Pappy got Moojie exercising and then saddled him with chores and work around the farm to do. Slowly Moojie learned to speak, walk with braces, and use his hand for the chores. His chores gave him the opportunity to explore the hills around the farm, and there he met The Lighteaters. This clan of loveable misfits are the sworn enemies of his Pappy and the townfolk who call them The Hostiles.
Moojie longed to become part of the Lighteater clan, but they wouldn’t accept him until he learned to live by The Code. Through his improbable adventures, Moojie learned the power of mercy, charity, forgiveness, and love.
This is a quirky, funny, and touching story that will surprise and delight you. I highly recommend it!