Teacher Guide: Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

[Originally published in Ready Readers: Elementary Literature, Vol. 1]

Marguerite Henry's beloved classic was a Newbery Honor book in 1948. Full of warmth and humor, Misty of Chincoteague tells the story of Paul and Maureen Beebe and their quest to capture and own a wild pony - the mysterious Phantom. In order to achieve their goal, Paul and Maureen must learn to persevere against a variety of circumstantial and emotional obstacles -- and they learn important truths about love, ownership, freedom and responsibility along the way.