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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marguerite Henry  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Died: November 26, 1997, in Rancho Santa Fe, California


-- Marguerite Henry on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=marguerite+henry


Illinois Connection

Henry moved to Wayne, Illinois in 1939 with her husband.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marguerite Henry was a beloved children's author. She is especially noted for her books about horses. Henry grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a warm and loving family. At age 21 she married Sidney Crocker Henry. sense neither of them had pets as children, they set about collecting animals when they moved to Wayne, Illinois. The first was a pony from Chincoteague, the original Misty. Misty became famous around the country when Henry wrote about her, and even more so later after a movie was made about her. The tital was "Misty" (Twentieth-Century Fox - 1961). She was visited by thousands of schoolchildren. All of her books are based on true stories about real horses and other animals and her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults. She received much critical acclaim for her historical perspective in writing. Several of her books have been made into movies. She began writing in the 1940's and published more than 50 books in her lifetime.


Awards

''Justin Morgan Had a Horse''
-- Newbery Honor Award, 1945 ''Misty of Chincoteague''
-- Newberry Honor Award, 1948 ''Brighty of the Grand Canyon''
-- Newbery Medal, 1949 ''King of the Wind''
-- William Allen White Award, 1956 '''Other Awards

Selected Titles At Your Library

A pictorial life story of Misty
ISBN: 0516097679. OCLC Number: 13841226

Children's Press Choice,. .

The author describes how she came to own the well-known Chincoteague pony and their subsequent experiences together.

Album of dogs
ISBN: 1481442570. OCLC Number: 903510973

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Briefly discusses the history and characteristics of twenty-six common dog breeds.

Album of horses /
ISBN: 0689717091. OCLC Number: 26805302

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Describes the world of horses and the various breeds, including the American Saddle Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse, and Clydesdale.

Benjamin West and his cat Grimalkin
ISBN: 9781481403955. OCLC Number: 923563075

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With his beloved black cat Grimalkin as his constant companion, the young Quaker boy Benjamin West discovers and develops his talent as an artist.

Benjamin West and his cat Grimalkin /
ISBN: 0970561806. OCLC Number: 62266243

Bradford Press,. .

With his beloved black cat Grimalkin as his constant companion, the young Quaker boy Benjamin West discovers and develops his talent as an artist.

Birds at home /
ISBN: 0528885790. OCLC Number: 3144654

Rand McNally,. .

Describes the habits and behavior and includes illustrations of twenty-one birds common to North America.

Black gold
ISBN: 059048687X. OCLC Number: 32600078

Scholastic Inc.,. .

A heroic small-boned horse with a will to win is finally ridden to glory by his devoted jockey.

Brighty of the Grand Canyon
ISBN: 9781534402614. OCLC Number: 1015894236

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Relates the adventures of a little burro who blazed trails through the Grand Canyon and met many famous people in the process.

Brighty of the Grand Canyon /
ISBN: 0844671762. OCLC Number: 22983267

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Relates the adventures of a little burro who blazed trails through the Grand Canyon and met many famous people in the process.

Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley /
ISBN: 0590515861. OCLC Number: 62308535

Scholastic Inc.,. .

Molly wants a horse of her own, but when her father's mare gives birth to a mule, Molly changes her mind and raises the newborn.

Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox
ISBN: 1481404016. OCLC Number: 892701487

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Cinnabar, a clever fox, comes out of his home every day at one o'clock to tease the fox hunters nearby and let them chase him until nightfall.

Classic horse stories
ISBN: 9780811865692. OCLC Number: 555675787

Chronicle Books,. .

A collection of stories, poems, history, and mythology about horses.

Five o'clock Charlie /
ISBN: 0689718713. OCLC Number: 30034859

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Charlie, a work horse, finds retirement boring until he discovers something new and important to do.

Gaudenzia, pride of the Palio
ISBN: 1481403982. OCLC Number: 883631735

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A story, based on real events, about a boy and a half-Arabian mare who enter the Palio, an annual race in Siena, Italy, with all the pageantry of a medieval contest.

Justin Morgan had a horse /
ISBN: 0689852797. OCLC Number: 23693262

Aladdin Books ;. .

An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub" becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.

King of the Wind /
ISBN: 1416927867. OCLC Number: 176813

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Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.

King of the wind :
ISBN: 9781534402607. OCLC Number: 1015894265

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Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the Godolphin Arabian, ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.

Misty of Chincoteague
ISBN: 9781534402553. OCLC Number: 1015891853

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Paul and Maureen Beebe's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the elusive Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.

Misty of Chincoteague /
ISBN: 1416927832. OCLC Number: 176811

Rand McNally,. .

Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.

Misty's twilight /
ISBN: 0689803931. OCLC Number: 25007971

Macmillan ;. .

Captivated by the story of "Misty of Chincoteague," a woman with a horse farm in Florida raises one of Misty's descendants to become a champion show horse.

Mustang, wild spirit of the West
ISBN: 9781534402621. OCLC Number: 1015893971

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A fictional retelling, from the point of view of Annie Bronn Johnston, of how this Nevada woman fought to protect the American wild horse, the mustang, from extinction because of professional killers who chased the horses for use in dog food.

Mustang; wild spirit of the West
ISBN: 0844668885. OCLC Number: 24216865

Rand McNally. .

One man's horse /
ISBN: 0528820923. OCLC Number: 3168731

Rand McNally,. .

A fictionalized history of the life of the horse credited with fathering the standardbred line accompanied by a pictorial postlude of his ancestors and descendants.

Our first pony
ISBN: 0590515462. OCLC Number: 56780033

Scholastic,. .

Twin brothers, Justin and Joey, buy and raise a pony of their own, but when the pony foals they find themselves responsible for the care of a whole new pony family.

Our first pony /
ISBN: 0689810261. OCLC Number: 35084248

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Twin brothers, Justin and Joey, buy and raise a pony of their own but when the pony foals they find themselves responsible for the care of a whole new pony family.

Robert Fulton,
ISBN: 1887840257. OCLC Number: 1710117

Bobbs-Merrill. .

Inventions and improvements of inventions--these were the products of Fulton's mechanical ability. His most famous was the Clermont, a steamboat he launched on the Hudson. Here is his boyhood.

San Domingo :
ISBN: 9781481462112. OCLC Number: 923564787

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A fourteen-year-old boy learns about the harsh realities of life when he acquires an Indian pony from a drifter and has to fight to keep it.

Sea Star :
ISBN: 9781534402560. OCLC Number: 1015891525

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A wild colt rescued by two children is raised by a mare who has lost her own way.

Sea Star,
ISBN: 1416927840. OCLC Number: 4669796

Rand McNally. .

Tells about Paul and Maureen Beebe and a little orphan colt whose life they save. Grades 5-7.

Stories from around the world.
ISBN: 0833100319. OCLC Number: 902710

Hubbard Press. .

Stormy, Misty's foal
ISBN: 9781534402577. OCLC Number: 1015892190

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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.

Stormy, Misty's foal /
ISBN: 0689714874. OCLC Number: 181504

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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.

White stallion of Lipizza
ISBN: 9781481403924. OCLC Number: 466537

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A baker's son, who dreams of becoming a riding master at Vienna's Spanish Court Riding School, is admitted as an apprentice and achieves his desire under the tutelage of both two-legged and four-legged masters.

White stallion of Lipizza /
ISBN: 188784029X. OCLC Number: 53825911

Sonlight Curriculum,. .

A baker's son, who dreams of becoming a riding master at Vienna's Spanish Court Riding School, is admitted as an apprentice and achieves his desire under the tutelage of both two-legged and four-legged masters.