Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague

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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" 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.

Now a new generation of readers can discover this beloved classic, including the original Wesley Dennis hardcover art!
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Publishing, [1975], ©1975
ISBN: 9780027436228
0027436225
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hen
Description: 173 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Dennis, Wesley

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Maureen and Paul Beebe help their grandparents raising ponies on Chincoteague Island and dream of capturing the wild mare named Phantom.

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CRRLKids Jul 16, 2018

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 wit... Read More »

"I first read Misty of Chincoteague when we were stationed in Colorado. This book made me dream of a time when I could see the annual pony penning held in Chincoteague every year. Virginia seemed far away. I have visited Assateague and Chincoteague a number of times since moving to this are... Read More »

The Phantom was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. Paul and his sister Maureen had their hearts set on owning her. On Pony Penning Day, Paul surprises everyone by bringing in the Phantom, along with her newborn colt. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?


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mmlotok
Sep 24, 2019

What a charming book!

bibliosara Sep 17, 2019

Perhaps Henry's best, the classic tale of Misty has surprising depth and richness. As Maureen and Paul find a way to buy and gentle the fierce Chincoteague mare, Phantom, they discover new-found maturity and strength through the obstacles they must overcome. A delightful romp, Misty of Chincoteague is a story that you'll want to read over and over again.

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AMDLibrary
Oct 23, 2018

Exciting, compassionate and heartfelt.
Brilliant for the horse loving and with a wild soul.

ArapahoeKati Mar 20, 2018

As a horse-crazed child, I adored this novel. As an adult, I still found myself racing through the pages and enjoyed every minute of it.

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ninigirl
Jan 07, 2017

This is such a good book! I realy enjoyed it.

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vlmecc
Jul 07, 2016

I LOVED this book as a child! So nice to see that it is still being read and enjoyed!

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Otterdragon
Jul 17, 2014

this is a great book to read for people who love horses a specially. the movie is good too also there are 2 more books with this one titles are Story,Misty's foal Sea Star orphan of chincoteague

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Angelina1969
Jul 23, 2013

This was a favorite. When I was in school. The movie was a great movie as well. Good family movie recommended. For all ages.

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Horselover10
Nov 15, 2011

Very good book. I really like the movie we bought of it too.

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akhotz
May 09, 2006

it is a wonderfl book about a famous, beautiful colt.

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Jan 07, 2017

ninigirl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Otterdragon thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jun 29, 2016

"a horse a boy and girl earn for themselves"

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