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Marguerite Henry was born on April 12, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After high school, she attended the Milwaukee State Teachers College. She became an English teacher. She sold her first published story to a woman's magazine in 1913. Her first book, "Justin Morgan Had a Horse" was named a Newberry Honor Book. This and her other titles to follow were written in collaboration with illustrator, Wesley Dennis. They worked together until his death in 1996. Her other works included "King of the Wind," the story of the Godolphin Arabian horse, which won a Newberry Award, "Misty of Chincoteague," which won the Junior Book Award Medal of the Boys' Clubs of America, and "Justin Morgan Had a Horse," which won the Junior Scholastic Gold Seal Award. She was presented the Children's Reading Roundtable Award for her lasting contribution to children's reading in 1961. At the time of her death she had written 58 books. Her works have been translated into eight languages. Marguerite Henry died of complications from a series of strokes on November 26, 1997 in California.
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Misty of Chincoteague 6,829 copies, 49 reviews
Justin Morgan Had a Horse 2,640 copies, 17 reviews
Stormy, Misty's Foal 2,559 copies, 14 reviews
Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague 2,275 copies, 18 reviews
Brighty of the Grand Canyon 2,202 copies, 16 reviews
Misty's Twilight 1,320 copies, 6 reviews
Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West 1,216 copies, 9 reviews
Album of Horses 1,019 copies, 9 reviews
Black Gold 939 copies, 6 reviews
White Stallion of Lipizza 836 copies, 7 reviews
Born to Trot 695 copies, 4 reviews
Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley 436 copies, 4 reviews
All About Horses 224 copies, 1 review
Gaudenzia, Pride of the Palio 214 copies, 5 reviews
Five O'Clock Charlie 209 copies, 3 reviews
The Little Fellow 196 copies, 4 reviews
Cinnabar: The One O'Clock Fox 193 copies, 1 review
Our First Pony 116 copies, 1 review
Birds At Home 101 copies
Album of Dogs 68 copies, 1 review
Dear Readers and Riders 60 copies, 1 review
Shamrock Queen (Always Reddy) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Geraldine Belinda (Author) 50 copies
One Man's Horse 23 copies
A Boy and A Dog 11 copies
I Cavalli 1 copy
Nuvola 1 copy
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