Marguerite Henry


Born
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The United States
April 13, 1902

Died
November 26, 1997

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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 more 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
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Average rating: 4.08 · 125,451 ratings · 2,947 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Misty of Chincoteague (Mist...

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4.04 avg rating — 37,990 ratings — published 1947 — 63 editions
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King of the Wind: The Story...

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4.19 avg rating — 22,697 ratings — published 1948 — 63 editions
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Stormy, Misty's Foal (Misty...

4.07 avg rating — 18,328 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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Brighty of the Grand Canyon

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4.04 avg rating — 7,611 ratings — published 1953 — 35 editions
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Justin Morgan Had a Horse

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4.02 avg rating — 6,847 ratings — published 1945 — 35 editions
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Black Gold

4.17 avg rating — 5,679 ratings — published 1957 — 20 editions
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Sea Star: Orphan of Chincot...

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3.94 avg rating — 5,383 ratings — published 1949 — 28 editions
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Born to Trot

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4.07 avg rating — 3,746 ratings — published 1950 — 21 editions
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Album of Horses

4.32 avg rating — 3,264 ratings — published 1951 — 16 editions
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White Stallion of Lipizza

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4.19 avg rating — 3,331 ratings — published 1964 — 16 editions
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Misty of Chincoteague Sea Star: Orphan of Chincot... Stormy, Misty's Foal Misty's Twilight
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“Why not dream your own wonderful sequels? When you have finished a book, it can go on in your mind, the characters doing just what you want them to do.”
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