Marguerite Henry

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Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “Stormy, Misty’s Foal” a children's novel written by Marguerite Henry and published in 1963.

The Chincoteague pony, also known as the Assateague horse, is a breed of horse that developed, and now lives, within a semi-feral island population off the US states of Virginia and Maryland. The Chincoteague pony is one of the many breeds of feral horses in the United States, but it was made famous by the series of pony books written by this author about Misty, the mother of Stormy.

The story describes events on the island during a powerful hurricane of 1962.