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Grade 3-6-Marguerite Henry's book (Rand McNally, 1953) is based on actual incidents in the life of a Grand Canyon burro. Brighty loves his life of independence along the Bright Angel Creek for which he was named, going to the rim in the summer and down to the canyon floor in winter. He is present as President Theodore Roosevelt discusses the beauty and grandeur of the Canyon and how it should be preserved for the American people. Brighty is the first to walk the historic bridge connecting the north and south rims. Befriended by prospectors, government men and campers, Brighty alternately helps his friends and runs free as the spirit moves him. His friend and companion, Old Timer, a prospector, is murdered by a claim jumper. A saddened Brighty searches for the killer, an adventure which runs through the book. John McDonough reads with a sonorous voice which compels careful listening. He brings the characters to life for listeners. This unabridged retelling will fill children's minds with the sights, sounds, and smells of the grand Canyon in the early 1900's.
Carol Robison, Colby Public School, KS
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One great thing about BRIGHTY OF THE GRAND CANYON is that both boys and girls will like it, once they understand the setting of the Grand Canyon during Teddy Roosevelt's... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jeri Massi
Not quite as nice as the original but a very good resemblance - glad to havePublished 14 days ago by Grannyman
When I was a little girl my mother read me this book all the time. Thank you for bringing back memories. Read morePublished 20 days ago by g e r r y ann Smith
First off I want to say that I bought this as a gift for a burro loving friend of mine who had never heard of Brighty till I introduced them to each other. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LionQueen
Wonderful story for young readers who love animals. (This story been around for many years.) The price was reasonable from this dealer.Published 4 months ago by Mrs Ripley
I bought this for my 7 yr. old granddaughter. My 3rd grade teacher read it out loud to us - a chapter a day. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MN
Classic story for young readers. Especially for those who love history and the Grand Canyon.Published 5 months ago by amy reed