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Misty of Chincoteague
Misty of Chincoteague | Marguerite Henry
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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.
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Butterfinger
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Pickpick

As a young girl, there was nothing I wanted more than my own Phantom. As an old woman, there is nothing I want more than to have more Phantoms in their natural habitats.

mdm139 I loved this series growing up. I was a horse girl. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I reread this series a year or two ago and was surprised at how delightful I still found them. I cried my eyes out reading Stormy! 1mo
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audraelizabeth
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1. Misty of chincoteague is the only one ive reread more than twice.
2. Not usually
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚🌿 7mo
audraelizabeth @MoonWitch94 Your welcome 7mo
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audraelizabeth
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1. First and middle name with my birthday
2. Days off from the crazy
#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon Enjoy your days off 🥰 13mo
audraelizabeth @Cosmos_Moon today is my last one 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Day 28 of a book from my shelves with random thoughts - arguably Henry's most famous book, this story takes place on Chincoteague & Assateague, two islands off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula. It follows the tradition of Pony Penning Day, when wild ponies from Assateague are herded across the channel between the two islands and some of the foals are sold off, both to raise money for the island and keep the population of the horses under ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) control. Two children are determined to purchase a pony of their own, and this story is about their adventure of finding, claiming, and raising their own pony. I reread this book & its two sequels just a couple of years ago & couldn't believe how well they had aged. I absolutely loved every page & as always, Wesley Dennis's illustrations bring the story to life. The other books are far away on a different shelf so it will be a while ⬇ 1y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) before I get to them, but I will say that when I reread them, I think Stormy was actually my favorite, despite being incredibly heartbreaking. What got me about that story was that it was based on a real-life storm that absolutely devastated the area in 1962. What is genuinely amazing to me is how, because of Henry's earlier books, so many people knew about these islands & cared about the people & horses there that when Stormy was ⬇ 1y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) published less than a year after the storm struck, loads of people donated money to help with the reconstruction of Chincoteague & to purchase back ponies that had been sold over the years so that they could reestablish the herd - which had been almost completely wiped out in the storm - with the same bloodlines that had always lived there. It's just a beautiful story all around. All three books are definitely worth a read. 1y
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TheAromaofBooks As a side note, I published a review of Stormy when I read it in 2016, so if you are interested in more details about the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, and how Henry's readers responded, feel free to check it out -https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/stormy-mistys-foal-by-marguerite-henry/ 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I remember loving Stormy when I was a kid, though I don‘t remember Misty as well. Someday I‘ll get to Assateague to see the ponies. I live in Maryland now so it‘s not that far away! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - I got to go once, but it was a very long time ago!! I would love to go back. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Maybe when the pandemic is over, we can both go and have a #litsymeetup! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - ❤ ❤ ❤ 1y
I.be.Stef This cover looks so pretty! 😍 1y
TheAromaofBooks @AnotherMissBennet - Thank you!! Wesley Dennis's illustrations are always perfect, and I think the colors on this one are just so lovely!! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Day 26 of a book from my shelves with random thoughts - this one doesn't seem to be in the database. Basically it's short letters from some of Henry's readers asking questions about her books, mostly about which parts are true and which parts are fiction. It's an interesting book with a mixture of photographs and illustrations by Wesley Dennis. It was published in 1969, though, so it only talks about her books published before then.

Also pictured

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) - my current shelf-staining project! 1y
Charityann This sounds interesting! I love Marguerite Henry‘s books!😊 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Charityann - some of the answers are a bit simplistic, given that they are addressed to her target reading group of 10-12yr-olds, but it's still an interesting book. 1y
Pogue I need to get that book. I thought I had them all. 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Pogue - I didn't find this one until I was an adult and I came across it in a used bookstore. 1y
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audraelizabeth
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@LibrarianRyan #itsmyparty
My favorite litten is @tournevis because she is always so supportive. Another favorite is @RamsFan1963 because hes great. My favorite childhood book was Misty of chincoteague.
My 5 most recent followers:
@mermaidglow
@BethM
@megnews
@ljuliel
@BlameJennyJane

RamsFan1963 Awwwww thanks. 🤗🤗🤗 2y
audraelizabeth @RamsFan1963 Your welcome. 2y
tournevis 😚☺️🥰😚☺️🥰 2y
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LibrarianRyan I totally agree with your pics. Those are some awesome littens. 2y
audraelizabeth @tournevis Your welcome 2y
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audraelizabeth
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BeansPage
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Panpan

Ok so this story is cute but I have some issues with it. First being WILD ANIMALS SHOULD REMAIN WILD! Nobody should be allowed to buy a wild animal, let alone children. Ok I get the Pony Penning was for population control, but come on now. As innocent as this story was intended to be, I personally found it to give off the wrong message to younger readers.
Maybe I'm being too harsh on this book I don't know, but it just rubbed me the wrong way.

LibrarianRyan I agree. I hated this book. I didn‘t read it until I was an adult. All the kids love it, and it‘s considered a classic and I‘m just like gag. No thank you! 2y
LibrarianRyan And it‘s a SERIES! 2y
sammisho I loved it when I was a girl. Doesn't every girl go through a horse phase? I haven't read since then, wonder what I would think of it now. 2y
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crazyspine
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My husband and I closed on a house on Friday. My husband's grandfather built the place, so we're happy to keep it in the family. Hank ( seen reading with my mother-in-law) approves.

DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 3y
JoScho Congrats! 3y
TheSpineView Congrats! 👏 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊🎈 3y
Econaghan How exciting! Congratulations! 3y
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eanderson
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1. I loved Misty!
2. Cake all the way 🎂🍰🍩
3. Running, yoga, and tacos!! 🌮
4. Ooo... that‘s hard because I would have 3-4 places but maybe wherever they filmed Broadchurch. Such pretty scenery!
5. Late to the game but on it!
#FriYayIntro

CocoReads Oh Misty! I loved those too. 3y
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CaitZ
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1. Misty of Chincoteague
2. Cake
3. Knitting, photography
4. Ireland or somewhere in the Western U.S.
5.❤💚💜💙💛
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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erinreads
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On a mini vacation in Chincoteague and after visiting my first love, Island Creamery for ice cream, we hit up two bookstores. I‘ve been here a handful of times and have never read Misty yet, so no better time than the present. 🐴

robinb I remember this on our shelves while growing up but don‘t remember ever reading it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
CaitZ I read all her books as a kid. I still want to visit Chincoteague some day because of them. 3y
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Sara_Planz
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My beloved copy of Misty of Chincoteague. I love this book so much and always will. #24in48

rubyslippersreads One of my very favorites! ❤️🐴 3y
SaraFair Me too. I think it was my first “big” book. 3y
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MCYmermaid
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Listening in the car via #Libro.fm , read by “Richard Gilmore” himself. 🐴💕📱

Lmstraubie He has a great voice! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is a childhood favorite of mine. Enjoy! 3y
CoffeeK8 This book! 💖💖💖 my mom and I still quote the “mo lasses” part to each other randomly. (edited) 3y
MCYmermaid It‘s a reread. I was a horse book kid! I can‘t remember which Litten posted something else Herrmann had read, but it motivated me to explore. 3y
MCYmermaid “Mo lasses” has stuck with me, too! 3y
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BrieT2016
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It didn‘t take me long to finish this book. It was cute, but not a favorite. I did enjoy the writing style and the characters. #marchinbooks#goodreadschallenge#childrensbooks

rubyslippersreads This is one of my childhood favorites! ❤️🐴 4y
BrieT2016 That‘s awesome. I basically finished it in a day... and a half lol. 4y
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BrieT2016
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Starting my morning with a fresh cup of coffee and my next book! #marchinbooks#mistyofchincoteague

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PirateJenny
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1. It's gotta be the tagged book. My sisters and I all read the edition my mom had as a girl.
2. I have one cat, the mighty Watson
3. I am torn between wolf and otter and seal nothing can make me choose among them
4. I would be a pampered house at.
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Otters are so awesome. 4y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Misty! 🐴 4y
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Crash
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1. Misty of Chincoteague. I loved it growing up when I was briefly obsessed with horses.
2. My Winnie the Pooh bear.
3. I have to go with the old aluminium foil TV dinners that had to be cooked in the oven. Salisbury steak was my favourite.
4. Why both of course.

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2BR02B
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1. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
2. I collected Breyer horses. Apparently they're worth something now.
3. Chimichangas! They're fried burritos. What's not to love? 🌯
4. Don't make me choose!

#manicmonday @JoScho

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Misty and Breyer horses. 😊🐴 4y
vivastory I love chimichangas 4y
JoScho Chimichangas are awesome! 4y
xicanti I sold my Breyer collection a few years back and ended up making quite a bit off it. The quality's slipped with the ones they produce now, so people get really excited about the models from the early 2000s and before. 4y
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Crystallinegirl
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The #oldestbooks on my bookshelves are my Marguerite Henry books. My uncle gave them to me when I was little. Like most little girls, I had a pony phase, though I've donated most of my horse books since then. These I've kept, though. They have sentimental value AND they were always my favorites. #febinbooks18 @bookisglee

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Crash
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This was my favourite book in elementary school. I'm pretty sure I borrowed it from the library continuously. Haven't read it since I was 10 or 11.

LibrarianRyan Did you read the rest of the series? 4y
Crash No, I haven't. I didn't know about the rest of them until a few years ago. I might just take a trip down memory lane and get them. 4y
Bklover I loved this too! 4y
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SiriuslyBookish
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These books helped me love reading as a kid! I was obsessed! Saw this at Costco today, was so tempted to buy them. #mistyofchincoteague #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #margueritehenry

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lauren.lerner
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"Facts are fine, fer as they go," he said, "but they're like water bugs skittering atop the water. Legends, now--they go deep and bring up the heart of the story."

#currentlyreading #24in48 #readathon

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lauren.lerner
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Reading plans for the day: a #childrensclassic & something from the #TBR. The last time I read Misty of Chincoteague was here at this house #downbythebay about 23 years ago, which makes it the perfect first read of the day. 🐴📖🤓 #24in48 #readathon #bookandtea

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Misty! 🐴 4y
CaitZ I loved that whole series. I'll have to reread them. 4y
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Crystallinegirl
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I'm posting this entire section for #family in #jubilantjuly because my Uncle gave them to me when I was a little girl. I grew up on Marguerite Henry's horse stories, and just looking at these makes me nostalgic.

ReadingOver50 I loved these too 😍 4y
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lauren.lerner
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Yesterday's #bookmail!

I haven't been able to locate my copy of Misty of Chincoteague for a while now (I think it's in a box I've yet to open but can't be certain), so when I found a great deal on #ThriftBooks, I couldn't pass it up. Looking forward to getting into this one very soon.

#childhoodfavorite #horsebooks#classic #childrenslit

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh I loved this book as a kid! 4y
Bklover I remember this one! Loved it! 4y
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Amie
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Not an exact quote: What can we do with $102? Buy an electric toaster for grandma and grandpa and go to college. 😁

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Amie
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Revisiting a favorite from childhood. I don't remember much about it, but I remember liking it.

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Cherbear
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I loved this book it gave me pictures in my head and I've always been around horses so I loved this book!!!10/10

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JacintaMCarter
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My family has always had horses, so I was obsessed with this book when I was a kid. #AnimalLove #17BookLove

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MelodySchreiber
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I found the library in Chincoteague!

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Ellsbeth
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#SeasonsReadings2016 Set on an Island - Of course, if you are going to talk about horses & islands, you can't forget the ponies of Chincoteague! Did anyone else read a plethora of horse books in your younger years? What are some of your favorites? #horses @RealLifeReading

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rubyslippersreads
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As a horse-crazy little girl, this was one of my very favorite books. Too bad the "actress" on the DVD box doesn't look like the real Misty. ?? #madeintoamovie #somethingforseptember #septphotochallenge #day9

Pamtherunner I loved these books when I was a girl! I read a lot but typically only if there was a horse on the cover!! 5y
Laura317 Me too! I devoured those and all the Black Stallion books. 5y
raelaschoenherr I loved all these books as a horse-crazy girl too :) 5y
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JenniferB
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The best thing about a road trip is having a captive audience for good books. 😜 Five hours in the car today, Misty of Chincoteague is keeping everyone quiet so far. 🚗📚👍 #audible #classicsforkids

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SharonGoforth
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Before there was My Little Pony, there was Misty of Chincoteague 🐴 😊. These are the only books I have left from my childhood. (The stack of Nancy Drews are representative of what I read. I picked them up at Half Price Books.). You can see how much I loved them 💕

SusanInTiburon Misty of Chincoteague was a hot item in my third grade class!! 5y
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julieloverofbooks I loved Magic Elizabeth! I found a copy on EBay a while ago 5y
javadiva My mom just visited Chincoteague in homage of her favorite childhood books. 5y
rubyslippersreads My parents took me to Chincoteague because I loved Misty so much ( but they still wouldn't let me keep a pony in the backyard!) 😄🐴❤️ 5y
SharonGoforth @rubyslippersreads 👍How cool!!! Did you see the ponies when you were there? 5y
rubyslippersreads @SharonGoforth Yes--they were beautiful! 5y
SharonGoforth @rubyslippersreads That's so awesome! I'm envious 😊 5y
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