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Summary

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?

©2006 Marguerite Henry (P)2008 Simon and Schuster

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Great book

If you could sum up Misty of Chincoteague in three words, what would they be?

This is a great book for young readers of pony stories. I found I kept waiting for more interaction with the children and ponies.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

When you stop listening to the voice and just listen to the story you know the narrator is good!

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  • Richard
  • 04-08-12

Just a great little book

Nice to listen to a simple story with only a few characters and no violence.

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  • Angie
  • 23-07-12

Great way to get your young reader hooked on books

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book as well as other classic early reader books to all parents. With all my children I start them off with the first book in a series on audio, then if they want to know what happens next they have to read them. This is a great book for little horse loving girls.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Misty of Chincoteague?

Can't you just see the horses running down the beach?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-09-16

Overall very enjoyable

There was a lot of emotion and description in this book. Some parts were confusing due to older-fashioned language used.

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  • Amy
  • 23-07-12

Fun story for the whole family

Enjoyed this cute story with my family on a car trip. It's a great story full of learning experiences, adventure and fun.

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  • Marta Beaubien
  • 13-03-18

wonderful story!

narration was excellent, very easy to listen to! A wonderful classic story brought to life!

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  • Marisa Talley
  • 13-07-17

Wonderful

I loved it. So glad I finally got to hear it. Exciting story of a wild horses, a loving family, a hometown community and of growing up. Makes me wish I lived on Chincoteague Island on a little pony farm. Also reminded me of my childhood visiting my Mamaw & Papaw's house & playing with the pigs, chickens, dogs & cats that were always there on their little farm. It was a wonderful book. I recommend it to kids and adults alike :)

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  • Carolien S
  • 09-07-17

Children's classic that continues to give pleasure

What did you love best about Misty of Chincoteague?

My daughters are nearly 8 and 10 and both enjoyed the story immensely. They could identify with Paul and Maureen and loved the horse elements of the tale.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

Edward Hermann's narration is excellent and he gives the story an authentic tone.

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  • jettie tolbert
  • 04-08-16

misty of chincoteague

Cool book I really liked it a lot so read this book please it is grate

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  • Selena Conley
  • 03-03-15

Oh how we loved it

Thank you for the magical journey.
My children and I traveled along the beach and through the marshes with Misty.

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  • Geanetta
  • 23-07-12

this is a great kids novel

Would you consider the audio edition of Misty of Chincoteague to be better than the print version?

i have not read the print version but i would incourage children to read it 1st. I have this for my granddaughter and she will read it in print then she can listen to it.

What did you like best about this story?

good read