Misty of Chincoteague (hardbound)
Almost all children love horses and will love reading this book. There is no book or movie that will teach you more about horses than Misty. It is one of the most amazing stories you will ever read, and it ís about real people and a real horse! The Beebe Family lives on Chincoteague Island to this day. There is a great deal of science involved in this book and a lot of area for future scientific research. In it, two youngsters are determined to own a Chincoteague pony and become fixed on The Phantom and her colt who are among those rounded up for the yearly auction. Marguerite Henry's Newbery Honor Book has captivated generations of boys and girls both with its thrilling descriptions of events on the tiny island of Chincoteague, and its realistic yet wonderfully magical atmosphere. Her tale of an animal brought into captivity poignantly reveals the powerful opposing forces of humans and nature. For ages 12 and up.