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: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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.

    Misty of Chincoteague Foundation WESLEY DENNIS illustrated the book, Misty of Chincoteague, and many other horse books you might enjoy Learn More About the Foundation Find out about The Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, and all the diligent work they have put into preserving Misty for generations Learn More. Misty of Chincoteague Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Nobody could capture the Phantom She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island They said she was like the wind Who Is Misty of Chincoteague Misty of Chincoteague is a novel written by author Marguerite Henry in The book won the Newbery Honor in and became a children s classic, second only to Black Beauty The film Misty was based on the book Mrs Henry later wrote a series of sequels to the original book. Misty of Chincoteague Misty, by Marguerite Henry To ask other readers questions about Misty of Chincoteague, please sign up Be the first to ask a question about Misty of Chincoteague 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 Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis Misty of Chincoteague is the story of Paul and Maureen whose goal is to capture the elusive horse, Phantom, and claim her as their own.Paul and Maureen dream of Phantom and begin saving money in order to buy him after the roundup.

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    1. Emily

      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. Manybooks

      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. Jim

      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. Jim

      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. Cheryl

      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. Susan Henn

      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. David

      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. Kellyn Roth

      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. Squire

      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. Jennifer Morrill

      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. Trace

      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. Liv Fisher

      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. Enchantressdebbicat ☮

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

    14. Raevyn Oswald

      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. Gaijinmama

      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. Kerri

      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. Gina

      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. NebraskaIcebergs

      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. Dolly

      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. Amy

      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. Carolien

      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. Rena Sherwood

      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. Jenny

      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. Colleen

      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. Alexis

      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. Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)

      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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