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A Newbery Honor Book

Rediscover award-winning author Marguerite Henry’s classic story about a wild horse’s gentle colt with this faux leather–bound anniversary edition.

On an 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—until a young boy and girl lay eyes on her and decide 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 will forever be a creature of the wild. But her gentle, loyal colt Misty is another story altogether.

About The Author

Marguerite Henry (1902–1997) was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the WindMisty of Chincoteague, and Stormy, Misty’s Foal, and her work has won several Newbery Awards and Honors. 

About The Illustrator

Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 16, 2024)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665955713
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book
  • NAPPA Honors Award Winner
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

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