Misty of Chincoteague
The bookshelf of every horse crazy child simply must include Marguerite Henry’s classic Misty of Chincoteague, one of the most beloved titles in Henry and illustrator Wesley Dennis’ mid-century series about the horses of the Chincoteague and Assateague islands off the coast of Virginia.
A standout among the handful of classic children’s horse books, Misty has long been a treasured favorite and continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of new generations of readers. For young and old alike, either the new edition or a vintage copy make a wonderful, lifelong cherished gift.
Fans may be interested to know that Marguerite Henry, like Misty, had a youth of exceptional circumstances. Bedridden from ages 6-12 with rheumatic fever and prohibited from attending school, she cultivated a love of reading and her own inner world filled with the creatures and stories that would ultimately inspire her fifty nine books. Somehow knowing that makes her stories even more special.
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