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Misty of Chincoteague

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

This is a pretty good book!

I pretty much liked this book. It may not have been five stars, but it was definably a 4! It is not an adventure story or full of action, but its not slow paced and boring. It is just a good book. There is no way to explain it. Its just really good. but, it is still a c...
I pretty much liked this book. It may not have been five stars, but it was definably a 4! It is not an adventure story or full of action, but its not slow paced and boring. It is just a good book. There is no way to explain it. Its just really good. but, it is still a classic.

posted by Anonymous_Horse_Lover_ on October 19, 2011

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A good horse story-

I really enjoyed this book with my classroom and my daughter. It is a great story of Chincoteague island and the mixture of fiction and non-fiction is very inviting. The horses story will make you want to know what is going to happen. Will these horses make it and how. ...
I really enjoyed this book with my classroom and my daughter. It is a great story of Chincoteague island and the mixture of fiction and non-fiction is very inviting. The horses story will make you want to know what is going to happen. Will these horses make it and how. If you know of a girl who loves horses this is a good book for her. I tried to read this story to my daughter when she was six years old, it was too heavy for her then. I recently read it with my nine year old daughter and it went over much better. It takes some concentration and time to stop and discuss but you will like it.

posted by tchrreader on May 31, 2010

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    A good horse story-

    I really enjoyed this book with my classroom and my daughter. It is a great story of Chincoteague island and the mixture of fiction and non-fiction is very inviting. The horses story will make you want to know what is going to happen. Will these horses make it and how. If you know of a girl who loves horses this is a good book for her. I tried to read this story to my daughter when she was six years old, it was too heavy for her then. I recently read it with my nine year old daughter and it went over much better. It takes some concentration and time to stop and discuss but you will like it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2010

    Misty of Chincoteague. Marguerite Henry.New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. 1991. 173 pages.

    The book is about two kids that live on Assoteague Island, Paul and Maureen. This island is near Chincoteague Island, the home of many horses. The kids are interested in a certain horse, the Phantom. So they try to get money to buy the horse on pony penning day. Pony penning day is an annual event when a group of people go to round up horses for show and sale. The boy, Paul, was old enough to go this year. So, when the get to Chincoteague, he found a foal that he later discovers belongs to the Phantom. So they rounded up the horses, with the Phantom and her foal, which they named misty, and headed back to Chincoteague. Then, one day the fire chief, the one in charge of the horses, came toward Maureen and Maureen asked to buy the Phantom and Misty, but it was already sold. They were devastated. I think this could be for all ages. I didn't really like the book that well.

    Marguerite Henry was bedridden till the age of seven due to illness, so she couldn't make any friends. So, she spent most of her time reading and writing. Her first story was published in 1913 when she was eleven years old. Her last book was published in 1997 when she was 95. The book was published first in 1947.
    Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.

    The book's plot is about two kids that want to buy a wild horse. The characters are two determined kids trying to raise money to buy a horse. This is a simple story taking place on a rural island. It teaches people to get what you want; you need hard work and determination. I think it reached its goal as a successful science fiction book.

    The characters in this book try to buy a horse at the annual pony penning day. This is a descent book that has its strong points.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Windwing

    (Back from school.)

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 31, 2009

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