Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders was her mark of freedom.
Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them...
Misty of Chincoteague is the fourth of five literature books studied in The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 2. In this beloved story of a brother and sister’s efforts to capture, buy, and train a legendary wild horse, the student will learn about symbolism and theme by exploring lessons about family and freedom.
A 1948 Newbery Honor Book. Illustrated. Softcover. 173 pgs. 6"x9"
This title is a recommended core text in CHC Lesson Plans for Fifth Grade.