Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague 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

  • Title: Misty of Chincoteague
  • Author: Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis
  • ISBN: 9781416927839
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 doesOn 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.

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    About “Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis”

    1. Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis

      Marguerite Henry April 13, 1902 November 26, 1997 was an American writer The author of fifty nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won several Newbery Awards and Honors Among the famous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the 1961 movie Misty, and several sequel books It is exciting to me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower even in the new age And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained This to me is a constant source of wonder and challenge This quote was from an article about Henry published in the Washington Post on November 28, 1997, in response to a query about her drive to write about horses.Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses Author of over fifty children s stories, including the Misty of Chincoteague series, Henry s love of animals started during her childhood Unfortunately, Henry was stricken with a rheumatic fever at the age of six, which kept her bedridden until the age of twelve Born to Louis and Anna Breithaupt, the youngest of the five children, Henry was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Because of her illness, Henry wasn t allowed to go to school with other children because of her weak state and the fear of spreading the illness to others While she was confined indoors, she discovered the joy of reading Soon afterwards, she also discovered a love for writing when her father, a publisher, presented her with a writing desk for Christmas On the top of stacks of colored paper her father wrote, Dear Last of the Mohicans Not a penny for your thoughts, but a tablet Merry Christmas Pappa Louis XXXX Henry s first published work came at the age of eleven, a short story about a collie and a group of children, which she sold to a magazine for 12 Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses.In 1923, she married Sidney Crocker Henry During their sixty four years of marriage they didn t have children, but instead had many pets that inspired some of Marguerite s stories They lived in Wayne, Illinois.In 1947, she published Misty of Chincoteague and it was an instant success Later, this book as well as Justin Morgan had a Horse and Brighty of the Grand Canyon were made into movies.She finished her last book, Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, just before her death on November 26, 1997 at the age of 95.

    671 thoughts on “Misty of Chincoteague”

    1. This was one of those cases when bedtime arrived, and it was time to start a fresh chapter book, but I hadn't visited the library that day, and so pulled a book from my own collection off the shelves. It wasn't one I'd planned on reading aloud because I thought maybe it was too old-fashioned, and the details of the wild pony round-up tradition on Chincoteague Island might be a little esoteric for present-day youth, but it worked out well; another beloved book from my childhood is now beloved of [...]


    2. Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague novels present one of my all time favourite horse-based children's literature series (or rather, the first three books rank amongst my personal favourites, as I really do not at all like the fourth instalment). And as such, I have never been able (or even all that willing for that matter) to write an actual review of the first three books of the series. I did recently pen a very critical review of the fourth book, of Misty's Twilight (which was published [...]


    3. This was one of the earliest books I read on my own, in part because Mom read it to me until I knew it by heart. She's a horse nut & gave me my first pony when I was 5. We then lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, not too far from Chincoteague. We went there for the round up one year & I got to put a real place to the book. The 'Paul' in the book was in his early 30's then, as I recall & I supposedly got to meet him. I was pretty young, about 7 or 8 I guess. I was told he was Paul [...]


    4. I had a pony as a kid & lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, not too far from Chincoteague. We went there & I got to put a real place to the book. The 'Paul' in the book was in his early 30's then, as I recall & I supposedly got to meet him. I was pretty young, about 7 or 8 I guess. I was told he was Paul, anyway. I don't think we got to see Misty, but one of her foals - Stormy? Anyway, it was a memorable book, all my kids read them & my wife too.


    5. More than "just" a horse book.Children have a chance to learn some history and about life in a small, semi-isolated community, and to see what children can accomplish with hard work and patience. I love the theme of freedom & independence. I love the dialect and descriptions that bring the setting alive. I love that it's based on reality.And I love the tidbits that are sprinkled throughout, for example Grandpa's notion that "Facts are fine, fer as they go, but they're like water bugs skitter [...]


    6. 6/10 A favorite story from my childhood - reread for a summer book club. Well written - good tension and suspense. Both male and female horse lovers have a character to relate to in the book and for an old book, (written in 1947) the girl wasn't thrust into a traditional female role! As an adult reading the book, I found myself thinking more about the rightness or wrongness of the actions and feeling more for the wild horses than for the desires of the children. I felt the rounding up of wild ho [...]


    7. Extremely dated but charming. Often unintentionally hilarious. Our two favorite lines were:"Grandma's mixed some goose grease with onion syrup fer ye"and"Maureen came running with the razor".And to think we credit advances in antisepsis for the drop in childhood mortality rate!


    8. One of my favorite books as a kid, I still love Misty of Chincoteague. Of course, it only makes me want a horse more but it's a pleasant sort of pain. ;)


    9. This 1948 Newberry Honor book is a simple, yet memorable, tale of childhood (that I missed out on during mine thanks to Lovecraft and Tolkien) that has great heart and memorable characters--most of which were real. A terrific sense of time and place allows it to transcend its 1940's stylings and makes it one of the 20th century's great moral fables for younger readers.This was a book that I checked out from my school's library 43 years ago, but never read (I did return it, though). I did find my [...]


    10. I've read this, and most of Marguerite Henry's books when I was younger and now it is nice to relive them through my daughter's eyes.When reading thisI remember thinking the same thing as a child. Why was this book called Misty of Chincoteague when it's primarily about her mother, the Phantom.It's an exciting book. Paul and Maureen are endearing characters. Younger readers might have trouble understanding the dialect of the books. Grandpa and Grandpa in particular have have heavy accents which a [...]


    11. Luke's book review: This is one of the best books I've ever read. I whipped through it in 6 days - it was that good. This is a book about a horse called Phantom and her colt Misty. My favorite part of the story was when the Phantom (Misty's mother) raced against the Black Comet and Firefly and won!



    12. I read this a loooooooooong time ago, back in first or second grade. I don't remember much of it, other than there being a horse and maybe a shipwreck? So I think I need to read it again. :P


    13. It was wonderful! I read it sometime during my teen years. I love books about animals actually. It's a beautiful story.


    14. Didn’t care for this one. Maybe it’s because I’m not a horse lover. But I thought the writing was mediocre, and the dialogue annoyed me after a while—it takes a lot of skill to pull off a country dialect or other unusual vernacular. Believe me, I know: I’ve tried to write some myself, and it turned out pretty bad, lol.What I did like: The ending was satisfying, leading into the sequels without being a cliffhanger.


    15. Just finished reading this old favorite with my 8 year old son. It was not only my favorite but my Mom's; the book was published in 1947. What little kid doesn't go through a phase of loving horseseven kids like my own who live in the city and have never seen a real horse! It is a fun, engaging read but I had to fix the regional dialect in some places, because English isn't my son's dominant language. I also got my feminist panties in a twist because the gender roles are truly antiquated. The gr [...]


    16. So, since I've been staying on Assateague Island, with the wild horses coming through our campsite at least once or twice a day, I thought it only right to download this book onto my Kindle and get in the spirit of the island. I read a lot of books about kids and horses when I was little, but I can't remember if this was one of them. Henry sets a good atmosphere, and very well describes the island. This book was definitely written in the forties. The main character are a young brother and sister [...]


    17. This really should have won the Newbery award, rather than just the honor. Although more time is spent on the Phantom of Assateague than Misty of Chincoteague, it doesn't detract from the book in any way. Marguerite Henry has a way of painting a picture for her readers and seamlessly weaving in pieces of history; she always makes for a great read, and this one is no exception.



    18. For the animal book that I selected to review this month, I wanted to look beyond dog and cat fare. Immediately I thought of horses, and then of Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. One of these summers my husband and I hope to travel to the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague in New England, and when we do I’ll have Henry to thank.Imagine growing up on an island where wild ponies roam. For Paul and Maureen Beebe, it leaves them with an insatiable desire to have one for themselves. Th [...]


    19. This book was selected as one of the books for our youngest daughter's fourth grade 'book café' and I was chosen to lead the discussion for it. We all listened to this story narrated by John McDonough on audio CDs (ISBN13: 9780788737336) as I followed along with this book. The narrative is dramatic and heartfelt and I am a bit surprised that I never read it before. The narrative is engaging, and Mr. McDonough did a great job with the different voices, pacing, and tone of the story. The story is [...]


    20. Gosh, I read Misty of Chincoteague back when I was in elementary school, so about 30 years ago! I still remember this book in a hazy way. I remember reading it, and although I have never been a girl who loved horses, this book pulled me in, and held me in its thrall. The way Marguerite Henry described these wild horses was beautiful, and had a way of sitting me right down in their world. I don't know how this book would hold up for me now, but I sure do remember liking it when I was young.




    21. My daughters and I listened to the audio version of this book and all of us enjoyed it immensely. It is a classic in the true sense of the word as the plot and characters have stood the test of time well. Highly recommend it if you have a horse loving child in the family.We listened to the audiobook narrated by Edward Hermann and the narration was excellent.


    22. This is a classic children's story that may seem a little tame to modern kids. Henry writes about a time and place where I wish I could live. That Chincoteague is long past, however. It's a modern touristy place with all kinds of modern problems now. Misty of Chincoteague was a real pony. She had a different pinto pattern as a foal than as an adult (I think -- not %100 percent sure.) This is a fictional version of her early life as a foal. Despite Misty being the title pony, her dam Phantom actu [...]


    23. I never read any of Henry's books as a child. I am not sure why, but it seems like I didn't want to be one of the girls who only read "horse books" and so in my mind that meant I shouldn't read them at all. Or perhaps it was because I lived in the middle of a big city and we had little money and so I knew as a child I would never really have a horse or even get to ride one. I'm not certain, but I am glad I read it now. I really enjoyed this book. It, of course, centers around a horseor actually [...]


    24. I have fond memories of reading this book during my "horse-crazy" phase. Although it's dated, it's still a charming read with charming vintage illustrations. Paul and Maureen are a little too "goody-too-shoes" and "Dick-and-Jane-ish," but they're great examples of how hard work and ingenuity are the best ways to get what you really want. I love that this is a true story about real people, depicting a nostalgic way of life on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands that is probably long gone. I belie [...]


    25. This book was a fun interesting read I loved every minute of it .Started off trilling good for horse lovers!!!!Misty of Chincoteague : The Beginning "Neigh" shot throught the air as the boat started to rock side to side .The capition of the Santo Cristo paced back and fowarth .The wind had died with no wind they were going no where . The poor poneys didn't have long if they didn't get there soon .Almost out of water and their hay had gone musty .Bammm!! the ship shuttered it had been hit by a sh [...]


    26. This is basically THE horse book. I was horse obsessed as a child even though I knew I would never have a horse and never go horse-back riding. This book and by extension the rest of the Marguerite Henry horse books were my way of living vicariously in these other lives of these people who could have horses or work with horses. This book is basically the daydream of young horse-lover's everywhere. The kids save up money doing chores, they rent a stall from their grandfather and buy their pony.As [...]


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