Dip a toe, paw, or fin into history with this fact-tastic Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about pets and the people who loved them! In this story, learn all about the true story behind Misty, Chincoteague Island, and Marguerite Henry!
Ever since Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague was first published in 1947, generations of children have continued to be captivated by the beloved story. But did you know that the Newbery Award–winning author owned a pet pony named Misty in real life? Learn all about Misty and Marguerite’s friendship in this true story. A special section at the back of this book includes lots of fun facts about Chincoteague ponies!
Thea Feldman, a children’s book writer and editor, has helped develop early reader series for various major children’s book publishers. She is also a lifelong animal lover and has written numerous children’s books about animals, worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a writer and editor for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. She especially enjoys the opportunity to write early readers about animals. Her cat, Rose, loves to sleep on anything Thea has written.
Rachel Sanson is an illustrator who was born deep in the north of England and is currently living in Manchester. She graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in illustration after three years in a little studio perched on the top of a hill. Rachel usually works digitally, incorporating bright colors, patterns, and textures into her work, and strives to come up with big, larger-than-life characters for children’s picture book stories. Her biggest influences are all things Halloween and pirate-related, games, film, the woods she grew up next to, and, of course, illustrators from her childhood. Rachel can usually be found in a corner sketching and drinking tea but spends her free time chasing cats, listening to embarrassing music, and watching horror films until the early hours of the morning.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (November 5, 2019)
Length: 32 pages
Grades: K - 2
Ages: 5 - 7
Lexile ® 580L
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