August 1, 1988
August 1, 1988
The determination of two youngsters to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.
A book that spurred a countless number of horse-owning fantasies, MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE was first published in 1947, and is still one of the most popular horse stories ever written. Inspired, in part, by actual events, this fictional work begins with a band of wild horses surviving a shipwreck and swimming their way to Assateague, a deserted island off the Virginia coast. Before too long, the horses and their progeny fully populate the island and roam upon it freely. Years later, the people of nearby Chincoteague Island begin holding an annual event in which some of the wild horses are captured and auctioned off to raise money for the local fire department. A brother and sister duo, Paul and Maureen Beebe, are determined to capture, purchase, and tame the wildest horse of them all--the one known as the Phantom. However, when Paul succeeds in capturing the Phantom, he is surprised to learn that she has a foal. Not wanting to separate the foal from its mother, Paul and Maureen decide to purchase them both. Can they raise enough money to buy both the Phantom and her daughter? BW illustrations accompany the text of this 1948 Newbery Honor Book.
Genre: Nature, Juvenile Nonfiction, Pets
Sub-Genre: Lifestyles / Country Life, Animals / Horses, Horses, Horses / General
- Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Pets, Nature
- Subgenre: Horses, Horses / General, Lifestyles / Country Life, Animals / Horses
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Release Date: August 1, 1988
- Author: Marguerite Henry
- Illustrator: Wesley Dennis
- Online Item #: 13794369
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-8774
- ISBN: 9780027436228
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported