Misty of Chincoteague Paperback – Dec 26 2006
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On an island off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland lives a centuries-old band of wild ponies. Among them is the most mysterious of all, Phantom, a rarely seen mare that eludes all efforts to capture her--that is, until a young boy and girl lay eyes on her and determine that they can't live without her. The frenzied roundup that follows on the next "Pony Penning Day" does indeed bring Phantom into their lives, in a way they never would have suspected. Phantom would forever be a creature of the wild. But her gentle, loyal colt Misty is another story altogether.
Marguerite Henry's Newbery Honor Book has captivated generations of boys and girls both with its thrilling descriptions of true incidents from the tiny island of Chincoteague, and its realistic yet wonderfully magical atmosphere. This story of an animal brought into captivity poignantly reveals the powerful opposing forces of humans and nature. Wesley Dennis's pen-and-ink ponies are masterfully depicted with rippling muscles, shaggy coats, and free spirits. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A thrilling and long-to-be-remembered tale."
-- "San Francisco Chronicle"See all Product Description
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On pony penning day Paul and his sister find out that you should always expect the unexpected because it is always libel to happen. When Paul takes his turn to go catch the pony he wants someone or something makes all of his dreams fall apart. When he finds that it is hard to catch a pony when you canï¿½t find it, his heart is shattered.
I would recommend this book to people who love horses very much because if you know about horses then you will be more interested in this. I liked this book because I am one of those people who love horses very much. And any book that has to do with horses then I will at least read about it than if I like it I will read it. And if I donï¿½t like it then I wonï¿½t read it. Recommending is not the easiest job but when it comes to this then it is very easy to do.
So to wrap it all up there has been many surprising twists to this book. And the best part is there is more than one so I am not really saying goodbye.
It was very heartwarming to read in the epilogue excerpts from actual letters of children that sent in their hard earned money to buy back the ponies sold at previous Pony Penning Days to replenish the wild herds of Assateugue. These children and others like them preserved a tradition that had been maintained for over 100 years and because of them continues on today. In fact, Marguerite Henry dedicated this book to those very children that made it all possible.
Marguerite Henry does an excellent job of using local dialect in the telling of the story, especially with Grandpa and Grandma. You can not help but become involved in the characters and their concerns become very real to you.
I read this book many many years ago and had forgotten a great deal of the story. One of the things I did remember was Misty being put in Grandma's kitchen to wait out the storm.
If you are like me and read this book many years ago I encourage to reread it. You will be glad you did.
I was devasted as well. It bothered me for years. Some 40 years later in a used book store, I came across a hardcover copy of the book - minus the autographs of course. I immediately bought it, and read it.
Years later I read it to my daughter, when she first became interested in horses. She now has a copy of her own. I'm now 52 years old and I STILL love it!!
This book is timeless, has a great message for children - set goals, work hard and and you will achieve, and goes straight to the heart of man's inate love for animals. The illustrations are simple yet precious. I HIGHLY recommend this book!!You'll find it becoming a family favorite!!
Paul and his sister Maureen live with their grandparents on Pony Ranch, while their missionary parents are away. Excited at the prospect of his first Pony Penning Day--an annual event and popular
fundraiser for the island's Fire Department--Paul dreams of capturing the elusive Phantom--a famous mare on Assateauge.
The siblings work for months to save up enough to purchase the mare. Paul even projects his goal for the following year: to ride the Phantom to victory in the annual race against the
But neither younster reckons with Misty, the surprise foal and youngest pony to cross the salt water during the Roundup. This curious filly adapts easily to life among humans, but how can the kids raise enoug money to buy Both Ponies? As charming now as when I read it as a girl, this delightful tale addresses goal-setting, sharing and realizing the rights of wild creatures. Paul comes of age at the story's end--earning the respect of the townsfolk and his grandparents as
This is truly a children's Horse classic!
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this book as a gift for my grandson. I did read thru the book a little and found it to be a nice story. Read morePublished on March 17 2012 by MAC
This is one of my favourite horse books of all time. It was because of this book and three others (Black Stallion, Black Beauty, and of course The King of the Wind) that I began to... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2006 by Laura Hesse
Misty of Chincoteague is a wonderful book for all ages. The Phantom is the wildest horse on the Island of Assateague. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Raven Autumn Black
Misty of the Chincoteague is about the Phantom, a horse that is wild and free. Little does the Phantom know that there is a dream of a little girl and boy? Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004
This is one of our daughter's favorite pony books and a classic story. As a publisher of another children's pony book, "Mint's Christmas Message" we think "Misty" is the standard... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003
It is kind of hard to understand and not always interesting. It is about the Phantom and her kid Misty and it is mostly about the Phantom and then it becomes about her kid Misty.Published on Aug. 1 2003
I read "Misty of Chincoteugue" a year or two ago. I'm an avid reader and since the beginning I read it it was an adventure! Read morePublished on June 16 2003
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