“Misty of Chincoteague,” by Marguerite Henry

“Misty of Chincoteague” is a classic Newberry Honor novel by author Marguerite Henry.

Book Cover Art from Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenrySet on the small islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, the book portrays two children, Paul and Maureen Beebe. They are determined to own a horse of their own, and of all horses, the one they want is the mysterious Phantom, a wild mare that always evades the yearly roundups on nearby Assateague Island.

At first the story focuses on the children's efforts to catch the wild horse, but when they finally catch her its only because she has a foal, "Misty."

“Misty of Chincoteague” is a memorable and appealing book by the author of many other classic horse stories. It’s skillfully created characters and basis on real incidents give the book a wonderfully realistic feel.

I think that one of the most interesting things about this book is that it is about a real island, and real characters. I actually visited Chincoteague island a few years ago, although it was not during the wild horse roundup.

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For another book by Marguerite Henry see: King of the Wind

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Inkweaver Review 2008-04-10T10:59:00-05:00

2 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

heather (errantdreams) said...

I don't remember the details of this one, but I do remember it being one of my favorite books as a child.

NathanKP said...

I'll be posting reviews of more books in the Misty of Chincoteague Island series over the next few weeks.

It is a nice story for horse lovers!