Misty of Chincoteague

by Sydney a HorseCrazyGirl!
(Florida USA)

This is a very famous book, and one of the great horse book classics!

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.

Many girls (and boys) have learned to love horses and ponies by reading this captivating story. If you haven't read it yet, you'll want to put it at the top of your list!

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Aug 17, 2016
by: misty's twilight

I just love Misty of Chincoteague! I have also read other books with misty: Stormy, Misty's foal, Sea star, Orphan of Chincotaegue, and right now I 'm reading Misty's Twilight.

Jun 30, 2016
by: Anonymous

My favorite book! I have read it 50 times and I named my horse after her.

Nov 09, 2015
2nd Book
by: Anonymous

I haven't read this book but I've read Stormy, Misty's foal. It's a good book but also really sad.

Jul 08, 2015
Pretty Good
by: Anonymous

The book was pretty good, maybe boring in some places but mostly interesting. In some parts it seems to drag on, but in other parts it is action-packed. I think it's perfect for younger readers who love horses.

Jun 15, 2014
Mixed feelings
by: Horse Dreamer

It's a nice book. The storyline is very nice and I like the wild horses. However, there are some thing's I don't like. Pony Penning Day isn't good for the horses. When they cross the water, they get sick and are scared of crocodiles. Also, this book is very anti-women. The sequel Stormy, Misty's foal, is even more anti-women. As a girl, I find that very offensive.

Apr 25, 2014
Misty Rocks!
by: Anonymous

This book is definitely an oldie but a goodie. I read it with my mom and we agree it's one the best horse books ever-and I've read a lot of horse books!
Everyone should read this.

Jul 01, 2013
One of the best!
by: CuteHorse

My mom showed me a copy of this book when I was 7, I think. I'm going on thirteen now and I've read it, maybe a hundred times! I love it! I've also read both sequels, Sea Star of Chincoteague and Stormy, Misty's Foal. I just can't get enough!

Apr 25, 2013
I love it
by: Anonymous

This book is very good. The ponies are actually like chincoteague ponies (I have one) and the writing is amazing!

Mar 30, 2013
by: Anonymous

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I really like the fact that it is based on a true story.

Jan 03, 2013
by: Samantha

If u like suspense, this is your book! This to me is one of the greatest horse books in the horse world!

Sep 07, 2012
I have read this book! It is SOOOO good!
by: HorseBearGal

I have read this book and recommend it! I have also read Stormy, Misty's Foal, and Misty's Twilight. Recommend them all!!!!!

Jul 11, 2012
I can't wait to read this book!!!!
by: HorseBearGal

I have read Misty's Twilight, whom in which is Misty's great grand foal. It is such a great book! I hope to read Misty of Chincoteague real soon!

Jan 16, 2012
Did you know...
by: CuteHorse

Did you know that the real Misty and Stormy (Her first foal) are stuffed (Like taxidermy) and on display in a museum on Chincoteague?

This book is awesome! I love it!

Dec 13, 2011
Love it!
by: Anonymous

This book is one of my all-time fav's! I also love the sequels, Stormy, Misty's foal and Sea Star, Orphan of Chincotegue.

M. Henry is great writer, and Misty's a great horse! Now all I need to do is watch the movie...

Aug 09, 2011
by: <3 BES

This book is just a plain classic! I think it's one of my fave classics: and Chincoteague make a cute kids book! I think Misty portrays a funny main character too!

I'd say this book is really good for any horse lover and a great reader for 3 and 4 grades :0)

Aug 08, 2011
Pretty Good
by: Anonymous

This book is pretty good, i wouldn't say the best. I wish it was in more modern times and that they actually rode the horses and jumped and stuff. Overall it was a great book!

Jan 31, 2011
Great Book! :)
by: JJ

This is a great book! :) It's awesome :D

Jan 09, 2011
My Fave Book!
by: Abby

This is my favorite book ever! It is about a girl and a boy who have their hearts set on owning a wild pony, named Phantom. When it is too late too buy them, a kind boy ends up giving them to Paul and Maureen. What will happen after that? You have to read the book to find out!

May 28, 2010
by: Anonymous

i have stormy,mistys foal and it is really cool!

Apr 29, 2010
by: rosie#84

Margerite Henry (the author) is great, so of course the book and the sequels are absolutely awesome!

Nov 17, 2009
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: hannah

This book and any other books about misty are my favorits ever!!!!!!!

Aug 10, 2009
It's fabulous!!!
by: Moon Dance

I love Misty of chincoteague, It's a amazing book about a boy and a wild horse called the phantom. the boy catches the phantom and with it has the foal which they call misty. you will truly love Misty of chincoteague. congrats to the auther who wrote it so well!!!

May 13, 2009
Misty of Chincoteague
by: Gabrielle

I went to Chincoteague on a family trip. Mostly for the lighthouse there because my whole family loves lighthouse lol. I have the book but I've never read it but the ratings other people are giving it, I just might read it now! ;)

Nov 29, 2008
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by: Lauren

This is a good book.

Jun 29, 2008
by: Anonymous

i love the book misty of chincoteague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 20, 2008
I love Misty!
by: Arielle

This is the first horse story my mom ever read to me and I just love it. I've read it myself since then. It's great.

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