Misty of Chincoteague Deluxe Edition

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9780689839269: Misty of Chincoteague Deluxe Edition

[Paul] gazed awestruck. "It could be the Phantom's tail," he breathed. "It is! It is! It is! And the silver flash-it's not mist at all, but a brand-new colt..."

When Paul Beebe gets a chance to ride with the men out to Assateague Island on Pony Penning Day, he's got one thing on his mind -to bring in the Phantom. So when Paul finds himself trailing the Phantom and her new colt, he knows it's meant to be. All he needs to do is drive them to Tom's Point, across the channel, and then he and his sister Maureen can buy them both!

But the Phantom and Misty, her colt, are wild things, born of the sea and the fierce winds. Can this untamed pair ever adjust to domestic life back on Chincoteague?


Misty of Chincoteague has charmed readers for over fifty years. In this handsome deluxe edition, readers will find the original full-color plates, never before seen photos of the real Misty, and a heartfelt introduction from one of the author's closest friends. This splendidly wrought gift book is for anyone who has ever loved a horse.

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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 Coulter

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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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