Stormy, Misty's Foal #2020

Stormy, Misty's Foal By Marguerite Henry Stormy Misty s Foal A raging storm slashes across Assateague and Chincoteague islands Water is everywhere The wild ponies and the people must battle for their lives In the midst of the storm Misty the famous mare of Chi
  • Title: Stormy, Misty's Foal
  • Author: Marguerite Henry
  • ISBN: 9781416927884
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stormy, Misty's Foal By Marguerite Henry A raging storm slashes across Assateague and Chincoteague islands Water is everywhere The wild ponies and the people must battle for their lives.In the midst of the storm, Misty the famous mare of Chincoteague is about to give birth Paul and Maureen are frantic with worry as the storm rages on will Misty and her colt survive This is the thrilling story of the hurricanA raging storm slashes across Assateague and Chincoteague islands Water is everywhere The wild ponies and the people must battle for their lives.In the midst of the storm, Misty the famous mare of Chincoteague is about to give birth Paul and Maureen are frantic with worry as the storm rages on will Misty and her colt survive This is the thrilling story of the hurricane that destroyed the wild herds of Assateague, and how strength and love helped rebuild them.
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    About "Marguerite Henry"

    1. Marguerite Henry

      Marguerite Henry April 13, 1902 November 26, 1997 was an American writer The author of fifty nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won several Newbery Awards and Honors Among the famous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the 1961 movie Misty, and several sequel books It is exciting to me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower even in the new age And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained This to me is a constant source of wonder and challenge This quote was from an article about Henry published in the Washington Post on November 28, 1997, in response to a query about her drive to write about horses.Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses Author of over fifty children s stories, including the Misty of Chincoteague series, Henry s love of animals started during her childhood Unfortunately, Henry was stricken with a rheumatic fever at the age of six, which kept her bedridden until the age of twelve Born to Louis and Anna Breithaupt, the youngest of the five children, Henry was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Because of her illness, Henry wasn t allowed to go to school with other children because of her weak state and the fear of spreading the illness to others While she was confined indoors, she discovered the joy of reading Soon afterwards, she also discovered a love for writing when her father, a publisher, presented her with a writing desk for Christmas On the top of stacks of colored paper her father wrote, Dear Last of the Mohicans Not a penny for your thoughts, but a tablet Merry Christmas Pappa Louis XXXX Henry s first published work came at the age of eleven, a short story about a collie and a group of children, which she sold to a magazine for 12 Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses.In 1923, she married Sidney Crocker Henry During their sixty four years of marriage they didn t have children, but instead had many pets that inspired some of Marguerite s stories They lived in Wayne, Illinois.In 1947, she published Misty of Chincoteague and it was an instant success Later, this book as well as Justin Morgan had a Horse and Brighty of the Grand Canyon were made into movies.She finished her last book, Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, just before her death on November 26, 1997 at the age of 95.

    120 thoughts on “Stormy, Misty's Foal”

    1. Although I was rather taken aback a few years ago when I did research online and realised that while the events portrayed by author Marguerite Henry in the third Misty of Chincoteague novel in Stormy, Misty s Foal , including the raging springtime tidal storm that devastates the area, are indeed based on actual events, they happened NOT to Paul, Maureen, and Grandma and Grandpa Beebe, but to I think Uncle Ralph Beebe and his family who took over Pony Ranch, including the ownership of Misty, upon [...]


    2. I am currently reading Stormy, Misty s Foal with one of my tutoring students We make the perfect pair, as she can explain the horse y elements of the plot and I can explain life in the 1960 s.As Grandpa Beebe and Paul travel up to Deep Hole with their neighbor, the author refers to the fabric scraps that the neighbor has brought along to make flags I know exactly what a bag of fabric scraps looks like, and why a woman would have one.One of the scraps, the neighbor tells us, was from his wife s p [...]


    3. I adored Misty of Chincoteague, but I just didn t like Story, Misty s Foal as much It was okay, yes, but it wasn t amazing I found it pretty sad and seemed to have no actual plot.


    4. I love the Beebe s, but only in small doses It s so cute how the strongest support in times of stress is peppermint candy, and next is bacon or ham no spirits here Fans of the horses themselves won t find much to satisfy, here, at least until the end It really is mostly an adventure tale of the storm And it s a bit of feminist manifesto, as the reader is likely to empathize with Maureen s frustrations rather than Grandma s faith in God s plan for gender roles.Btw, I do wish I d read an earlier [...]


    5. Marguerite Henry s one weakness series What I mean is, there is hardly any continuity between Sea Star and this one Sea Star doesn t even seem to exist in this book he s never mentioned The family as also gained a collie, Skipper, and a cat, Wait a Minute, with no explanation They even mention a puppy they used to have which was not there in either of the previous books and don t explain why that one s gone And it isn t explained how or why Misty is back from her tour around the world.Other than [...]


    6. We bought this book at the Beebe Ranch in Chincoteague Island when we were there back in July The book is even signed by Billy King Beebe, who even though he is not named in the story because Marguerite Henry kept the names Paul and Maureen from her first book about the island, is the boy who these events happened to in real life Pretty cool We got to walk up the stairs Misty walked up into the house and see the kitchen where she stayed during the storm We also got to see the real Misty and Stor [...]


    7. I should have just left this as something I loved as a child I have always loved the Marguerite Henry horse books, and one of the first Breyer horses I ever bought as a young girl was of Stormy, Misty s foal probably because it was small so it was less expensive and I could afford it, but also because I just loved it So now I have read this lovely horse story to my daughter, and relived the terrible storm, and all of the ponies that died, and Misty living and surviving in the Beebe s kitchen bef [...]


    8. Spoiler alert my 7 year old daughter considered giving this 5 stars, but lowered her rating because the foal isn t born until 3 4 of the way thru the book The story concentrates on a huge storm and how the people handle it While animals are a part of the story, they are secondary too often too the people for my animal loving daughter s comfort.


    9. This is the grittiest and arguably the most fact based book Marguerite Henry ever wrote, about the time of the great Ash Wednesday nor easter of 1962 a storm so powerful that it permanently changed the shape of the Eastern seaboard It also killed 40 people, countless animals and did damage like this During this time, the celebrated Misty of Chincoteague was heavily pregnant with her third and final foal, Stormy Incidentally, Stormy would be the only foal of Misty s to survive to maturity Her pre [...]


    10. This is book 3 of the Misty series You don t have to have read the others first, but it does help in understanding about past emotions and characters In this one Misty is expecting a foul and the children are worried about her But in the mist of watching for the birth a major weather event comes in and people are asked to leave the island But the family doesnt want to leave Misty behind But as usual the family put their thinking caps on and work together as a family and save Misty and her new fo [...]


    11. I feel the same about this book as I did the first in the series That is, I would ve liked it when I was in third grade Now that I m older, I don t quite have that same love of horses or ponies I thought it was a neat story, and it was really interesting to see a children s book that dealt with natural disaster I love anthropology and so seeing how people especially in a historical setting face tragic and disastrous times has always been really fascinating to me I still have one book by Henry [...]


    12. Stormy, Misty s Foal is definitely one of my favorites as well as other books my Marguerite Henry This book was action packed and made you not want to put it down It told the story of Misty giving birth to her foal, Stormy, and then Paul and Maureen trying to save her from the wild hurricane that was going there way It was very exciting and I really enjoyed it


    13. Hard to rate this one I remember reading it as a youngster, and presumably enjoying it Re reading it, I found it rather dated, a bit condescending and the characters obsession with Misty a bit hard to understand Interesting to read the fictional experience of a community affected by a major flood, particularly as it seems little has changed.


    14. I have no memory of reading this as a child, though I am sure I did I am a little disappointed as so far this is very little about horses and just about people Also, frankly, the writing is just weaker.


    15. spoiler alert You don t find out that the mamma horse and her foal are safe until Chapter 18 That s a long time if you re 7 years old and this is being read chapter by chapter as a nighttime story Excellent story nonetheless, and based on true events for the islanders.


    16. As with Misty of Chincoteague, we listened to this on CD For some reason, Logan, who is 5, didn t enjoy this one as much.


    17. This was one of my favorites as a kid, but it doesn t quite hold up all these years later It s a whole lot sadder than I remember too.


    18. This is a lovely story of horses, of storms, of people, and how they weather the storms, and how they bounce back and work together to rebuild after the storms, and just all around a feel good story.


    19. If a children s author wrote a beloved story about an adorable puppy who was born during the Katrina hurricane in New Orleans, it still wouldn t be as cute as Stormy.



    20. In this book, a severe storm disrupts the entire town, forcing them to evacuate This is very upsetting for the two main characters They worry about how the town will be able to bounce back from this awful blow as they prepare for special events that the town hosts I thought this was a good story.


    21. Again, beautiful story telling with very little plot I love the old timey feel of the series What happened to Sea Star, the pony the adopted in the last book For a book with no plot, it had an awful lot of plot holes breathe, Lindsay, it s a children s book.


    22. Ponies is smarter than people Another great book for horse lovers of any age, as we get to meet Stormy, and see the events that took place on Assateague that preceded her birth.



    23. I LOVED these books by Marguerite Henry as a pre teen Any girl who is horse crazy will love them.


    24. This is one of the books I read before I started keeping my book list Even though it was years ago, I remember the story and how much I loved it.The date is estimate.



    25. Delightful dialogue of characters that depicts their way of life and region My boys enjoyed knowing this was based on a true story.




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