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Marguerite Henry (1902–1997)

Author of Misty of Chincoteague

82+ Works 37,064 Members 244 Reviews 34 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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. show less
Image credit: Misty of Chincoteague Foundation

Series

Works by Marguerite Henry

Misty of Chincoteague (1947) 7,817 copies
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian (1948) — Author — 5,737 copies
Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1945) 3,115 copies
Stormy, Misty's Foal (1947) 2,964 copies
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1953) 2,604 copies
Misty's Twilight (1992) 1,540 copies
Album of Horses (1951) 1,136 copies
Black Gold (1957) 1,083 copies
White Stallion of Lipizza (1964) 990 copies
Born to Trot (1950) 797 copies
Robert Fulton: Boy Craftsman (1945) 713 copies
All About Horses (1843) 252 copies
Five O'Clock Charlie (1962) 246 copies
The Little Fellow (1975) 220 copies
Our First Pony (1984) 136 copies
Birds at Home (1942) 118 copies
Album of Dogs (1955) 73 copies
Dear Readers and Riders (1969) 66 copies
Geraldine Belinda (1942) — Author — 57 copies
Muley Ears: Nobody's Dog (1959) 28 copies
One Man's Horse (1977) 27 copies
A Boy and a Dog (1944) 11 copies
An Innkeeper's Horse (1988) 9 copies
A Colt Is Born (1988) 5 copies
Misty Makes a Movie (1961) 3 copies
Dilly Dally Sally (1940) 2 copies
Born To Trot 2 copies
Album of Horses 2 copies
Portfolio of Horses (1952) 1 copy

Associated Works

Best in Children's Books 34 (1960) 74 copies
Horse Tales (1976) — Contributor — 73 copies
Animal Friends and Adventures (1949) — Contributor — 54 copies
Misty [1961 film] (1961) — Original book — 40 copies
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Contributor — 38 copies
A Sultan's Gift (1988) 11 copies
Justin Morgan Had a Horse [1972 film] (1972) — Original book — 9 copies
The Rescue of Sham (1988) — Creator — 8 copies
Sire of Champions (1988) — Creator — 7 copies
The Capture (1987) 6 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
The Storm (1987) 4 copies
The Big Race (1988) — Author — 2 copies
Going Home 1 copy
The Auction 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

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Discussions

Illustration horse book in Name that Book (March 2017)
(M40'12) King of the Wind, Marguerite Henry in World Reading Circle (June 2012)

Reviews

 
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A children's chapter book with a great adventure storyline.
 
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Statistics

Works
82
Also by
19
Members
37,064
Popularity
#492
Rating
4.0
Reviews
244
ISBNs
547
Languages
11
Favorited
34

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