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1997 marks the 50th anniversary of Misty of Chincoteague, the Newbery Honor-winning book that launched Marguerite Henry's career. Now one of America's most revered children's authors, Ms. Henry is still writing. She has gathered an enormous following, and has received innumerable awards, including another Newbery Honor in 1954 for Justin Morgan Had a Horse, and the Newbery Medal in 1948 for King of the Wind. Ms. Henry's books appeal not only to horse-lovers, but to all children.We honor the Golden Anniversary of Ms. Henry's breakthrough novel with this beautiful, cloth-bound, slip-cased edition, limited to 250 copies, and signed by the author. Sure to delight the many collectors of Ms. Henry's work, this is a fitting tribute to one of our best-loved authors.
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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.
Marguerite Henry's Newbery Honor Book has captivated generations of boys and girls both with its thrilling descriptions of true incidents from the tiny island of Chincoteague, and its realistic yet wonderfully magical atmosphere. This story of an animal brought into captivity poignantly reveals the powerful opposing forces of humans and nature. Wesley Dennis's pen-and-ink ponies are masterfully depicted with rippling muscles, shaggy coats, and free spirits. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie CoulterFrom the Publisher:
Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders was her mark of freedom.
Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her; and worked hard to earn the money she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them....
Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0689813775 AUTOGRAPHED, LIMITED COPY 124/250. Vinyl cover is warped and has water spots. Ex-Library book with stickers and stampings. Worn corners. Has clean text. Binding loose but intact. Hawaii and Alaska residents are encouraged to use pri or itymail. -4a-. Seller Inventory # 600528046