Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

Misty of Chincoteague

By Marguerite Henry
Level 6

First published in 1947, this well-written Newbery Honor Book is based on the true story of Misty, a famous horse who gave birth to a foal named Stormy during a devastating storm. As the story unfolds, the book tells the account of Misty’s part in helping rebuild the island of Chincoteague after the storm and massive flooding leave the people destitute. This wholesome book is gentle yet exciting. Morals are not emphasized, but the book naturally has some good messages. The local dialect is used a bit in the book, making it more difficult to read for younger children. Also recommended are Stormy: Misty’s Foal, and Misty’s Twilight.

Series Yes
Region North America, United States, Virginia
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 3.5 Moral Value
  • 4.5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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