From the Book Jacket: I first met Misty of Chincoteague when she was six days old. It was love at sight. Grandpa Beebe promised to send her to Mole Meadow, in Illinois, to help me write a book about her. "But," he insisted, "the Phantom's got to nurse her for four months. Takin' colts away from their mas afore they're weaned makes 'em spoilt and ornery." Those four months of waiting dragged, and they flew. News of a wild pony coming from an island out in the Atlantic Ocean caused great excitement. Neighbor children appeared as if by magic. They all wanted to help get her stable ready. Together we dug up the old dirt floor, brought in fresh clean earth, scrubbed and whitewashed the walls. In weary moments this snapshot tacked to the stable door held our attention. It set us daydreaming and wondering how we could ever communicate to our friends the uniqueness of the pony we'd soon be caring for.
Robert Fulton-Boy Craftsman is the biography for children that talks about young Robert Fulton - the helpful, responsible boy who grew up to become a portrait and landscape artist, an engineer, and an inventor who constructed the first successful steamboat.
Peter Lundy has two joys in life: the rugged western plains where he has grown up and San Domingo, a Medicine Hat Stallion. The Indians believe such a horse is sacred--that neither bullet nor arrow can harm its rider. As they explore the prairie together, a bond forms between Peter and San Domingo that can never be broken. But Peter's father, Jethro Lundy, knows only one love: bargaining. He trades San Domingo for a thoroughbred. How can Peter ever forgive his father? Is his only choice is to leave home forever?
Movie men have come to Chincoteague to film the annual Pony Penning, and Paul and Maureen are thrilled--until they learn that the producers want to buy their beloved Misty. Reluctantly, they agree to sell in order to send their uncle to college. But how will they ever fill the lonely place that Misty leaves behind? Finding an orphaned colt helps Paul and Maureen deal with their loss, and they soon discover that little Sea Star needs them just as much as they need him.
A raging storm slashes across Assateague and Chincoteague islands. Water is everywhere! The wild ponies and the people must battle for their lives. In the midst of the storm, Misty--the famous mare of Chincoteague is about to give birth. Paul and Maureen are frantic with worry as the storm rages. Will Misty and her colt survive? This is the thrilling story of the hurricane that destroyed the wild herds of Assateague, and how they were rebuilt. The story is a true one, and Marguerite Henry fills it with understanding. Here, side by side, are humor and pathos, elation and despair, and victory arising from defeat.
Palea and Nuka, two Eskimo children, are embarking with their own sled team to the sea ice and the northern camps. But during a terrible storm they become separated from their family. Can Nuka make a firm and solid igloo, will they find their wayward sled dog pup, can Nuka find food for them, and can Nuka prove that he is a man by shooting a bull caribou?
The magnificent Lipizzan stallions of Vienna come to life as never before in this exciting story from Newbery Award-winning author Marguerite Henry, back in print by popular demand.A young boy named Hans dreams of one day working with the famed stallions of Lipizza. But coming from a family of bakers, Hans is discouraged from ever becoming a rider. That is, until the day he is invited to watch the extraordinary Ballet of Lipizzaners--from the Imperial Box!--and his life is changed forever. Marguerite Henry artfully includes authentic details about the skillful training of both horse and rider as she weaves the story of Hans and his beloved Lipizzan stallion, Borina. The brilliance of Hans's dazzling public performances and his devotion to the art of classical riding make this story uniquely rich in history and horsemanship--a tale to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages. This beloved story from Newbery Award-winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations with gorgeous new cover art.