Misty of Chincoteague
Author: Marguerite Henry
Illustrator: Wesley Dennis
1948 Newbery Honor Book! On the island of Chincoteague, 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. They say she iis like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders is her mark of freedom.
Paul and Maureen Beebe have their hearts set on owning her. They are itching to buy and tame her, and have worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men have 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 — the gentle, loyal Misty — as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both? Ages 8 — 12. 174pp.