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Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague

Written by Marguerite Henry

Narrated by Edward Herrmann


Misty of Chincoteague

Written by Marguerite Henry

Narrated by Edward Herrmann

ratings:
4.5/5 (90 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Oct 7, 2008
ISBN:
9780743572514
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

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 she would cost.  But the 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?

A Simon & Schuster audio production.

Released:
Oct 7, 2008
ISBN:
9780743572514
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind; Misty of Chincoteague; and Stormy, Misty’s Foal, all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.



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  • (4/5)
    5425. Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry (read 20 Nov 2016) My daughter Sandy mentioned to me that as a child reading this book gave her a great interest in horse stories. So I thought I should read it and to my surprise I found it quite fetching and at times moving. (Sandy also liked The Black Staion, which I read recently and was not at all enamored by). Misty tells a somewhat improbable story but not obviously fantasy of a wild pony on the Virginia island named in the title who is tamed, with Misty, her colt, by two kids who are hard workers. They live with their grandparents . There is some dialect talk but it is not as excessive as in some children's books and did not detract much from the simple and at times poignant story.
  • (3/5)
    This is the story of the young brother and sister duo from Chincoteague who set their hearts and minds on the impossible... capturing and owning The Phantom. They live on this small strip of land that is sheltered from the ocean by Assateague island, home to the wild ponies. Every year the islanders travel to the island to roundup all the colts and yearlings to bring back to Chincoteague to sell, but there had always been this one who seemed to allude the riders each year, but Paul and his sister Maureen have faith they they will be the ones to finally bring her in. On the day of the round up it is discovered that the Phantom now has a filly... Misty. I first read this book while in middle school living in Maryland and loved it then. This go around I was a bit underwhelmed but can see what appealed to me so much then. It is a book filled with adventure and inspired by the stories of the real wild ponies of Assateague.
  • (4/5)
    Paul and Maureen Beebe live with their grandparents, who gentle wild Chincoteague ponies for a living, but training up ponies for sail is not the same as having one of your very own. The brother and sister have their hearts set on buying a pony on the next pony-penning day -- and not just any pony, but the Phantom, who has resisted capture for two years running. This year, the Phantom is captured for a surprising reason: she has a foal. Will Paul and Maureen have enough money to buy both?Confession: I never read this book as a child, though I was recommended it more than once. I had a childish aversion to it, and I was not pony crazy. So now, as an adult, I decided to read it and see what I missed. It's a nice enough story, with some action and suspense. The characters are fairly static, and the dialogue comes across as a bit old-fashioned, but I can see how the book would appeal to its target demographic. I'll definitely recommend it to horse lovers, but it's not going to become a favorite of mine.
  • (5/5)
    I included this review because we are listening to "Misty" as a family on audio CD back and forth to school. The writing is just so good. The plot is interesting and holds the attention of all the children, even those that could care less about horses. We have also listened to King of the Wind and found it to be fascinating.
  • (4/5)
    Overall the kids and I enjoyed the book. I felt like the storyline was a bit disjointed at times which is why it got a half star instead of another full one.
  • (4/5)
    Loved this book when I was a kid.