Stormy, Misty's Foal

by Marguerite Henry

Other authorsWesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1991



Local notes

PB Hen




Aladdin (1991), 224 pages


A foal, born in the aftermath of a great storm, and her famous mother help raise money to repair the storm damage on Chincoteague Island and restore the herds of wild ponies on Assateague Island.


Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Children's — 1965)


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Physical description

224 p.; 5.2 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member AprilBrown
A childhood favorite re-visited.Is the story as good as I remember? – YesWhat ages would I recommend it too? – All ages. Children will enjoy the single storyline; while adults enjoy an easy afternoon read (especially while waiting on a bus, show, doctor, or other appointments).Length? –
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Reasonable for an afternoon.Characters? – Memorable, several characters, though a bit confusing in the beginning.Setting? – Real world, Recent times (1940′s or 1950′s).Written approximately? – 1963.Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Yes! In this book – Stormy is portrayed as Misty’s first baby, yet she was really her third.Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.
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LibraryThing member TnTexas
I think the kids enjoyed this book a bit more than I did, but I enjoyed it well enough. Just like it's predecessor Misty, I'm not the sure the title reflects the actual contents of the book very well; but it was decently written and an enjoyable read.
LibraryThing member m.belljackson
Exciting reading despite being more about the hurricane force Tidal Storm than about the beloved new little foal.

The opening drawing and map enhance the entire story,
where Chincoteague means "land across water" and Assateague means "outrider."

Pony Penning, though justified so ponies do not overcome
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the island,
still need to be set up so that no pony is EVER AGAIN IN DANGER of drowning.

Both STORMY and MISTY are so well written that it is nearly impossible for kids not to believe they are real.
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½ (259 ratings; 3.8)
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