- Hardcover: 173 pages
- Publisher: Rand McNally (1958)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FZ4LCI
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (301 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,008,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Misty of Chincoteague Hardcover – 1958
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Pony Penning Day was very exciting, but even more exciting was the fact that Misty was still alive and living at the Beebe ranch! I still have a picture of me petting her. Marguerite Henry was there, too -- a wonderful woman, with a genuine love for children. So was Grandpa Beebe, looking very much like Wesley Dennis drew him.
I will always treasure the memory of that vacation, and judging by the other reviews of this book, there are many, many people out there for whom this book occupies a special place in their hearts.
Even though times have changed since this book was written (Maureen would probably not play so much of a second fiddle to Paul these days), the story itself is timeless: the love of the children for the Phantom; their yearning to own her; their willingness to do whatever it took to buy her; Paul's eventual triumph; and, once again, the love of the children for the Phantom that compels them to do what it best for her: these things make up a story that will continue to captivate children for many generations to come.
I would also like to add that the Wesley Dennis illustrations in all of Marguerite Henry's books are simply wonderful. That was a very serendipituous partnership, because his drawings add so much to Mrs. Henry's spledid stories.
It was very heartwarming to read in the epilogue excerpts from actual letters of children that sent in their hard earned money to buy back the ponies sold at previous Pony Penning Days to replenish the wild herds of Assateugue. These children and others like them preserved a tradition that had been maintained for over 100 years and because of them continues on today. In fact, Marguerite Henry dedicated this book to those very children that made it all possible.
Marguerite Henry does an excellent job of using local dialect in the telling of the story, especially with Grandpa and Grandma. You can not help but become involved in the characters and their concerns become very real to you.
I read this book many many years ago and had forgotten a great deal of the story. One of the things I did remember was Misty being put in Grandma's kitchen to wait out the storm.
If you are like me and read this book many years ago I encourage to reread it. You will be glad you did.
My only complaint is the claim that this is a library edition. The book looks just like the one in the picture, but after I opened it I questioned the library edition description. It looks like a paperback inside with a nice hardcover outside. Maybe the pages are made out of recycled paper or something, but they look cheesy and are definitely not of the high quality that would stand up to library usage.
For this reason and this reason only, I am giving the book 4 stars instead of 5, my apologies to the author's family. My criticism regarding the quality of the paper the book is printed on does not reflect Marguerite Henry's legacy. My only wish is that today's children have the opportunity to read this fine book whatever the paper quality. Now I feel bad about the 4 stars, but since I can't rate it 4.5, this will have to do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave this to my God-niece. It was part of my own childhood. Nice to see the classics available.Published 1 month ago by L. S. Fellows
I revisited my youth with this one, and this book is just as good now as it was when I was a kid. I really love the artwork, not to mention the quantity of pictures. Great story.Published 2 months ago by Sarah J Faulkner
How can you not love this classic? I spent many summers on Chincoteague and these books really capture the spirit of the island.Published 2 months ago by avidreader
One of my favorite childhood books, this was purchased for my great niece.Published 2 months ago by D Tewes
Great book. Read it as a child, lost it, and wanted another for my grandchildren. They love itPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer