Misty of Chincoteague - Misty, Bk 1 Author:Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator) Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. — Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But th... more »e roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them....
Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?« less
One of my most favorite books from my childhood, a beautifully written story with a bit of a coming of age theme. I read this book numerous times as a child and was thrilled to finally see the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague in real life during a family vacation in later years. A true classic.
I read this book when I was young and loved it. I'm going to Pony Penning Day this year, so I decided to re-read it. It's just as good as I remember (although of course it is simpler than I remember). What a great children's book. It's a magical story with a great moral.