Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis 1949 Rand McNally & Co.

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Embark on an enchanting equine adventure with Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Published in 1949 by Rand McNally & Co. 

This book captures the heartwarming tale of Paul and Maureen Beebe. Living with their grandparents on Chincoteague Island, the siblings dream of owning the elusive mare, Phantom.

This story, based on true events, weaves a narrative of determination, love, and the bond between humans and horses. While the dust jacket shows significant wear and rips, as highlighted in the photos, the story within remains as captivating as ever.


  • Author: Marguerite Henry
  • Illustrator: Wesley Dennis
  • Publisher: Rand McNally & Co.
  • Year: 1949
  • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Pages: 173
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1 inches
  • Condition: There is much wear and rips on the dust jacket. The pages themselves are in good condition.

Key Features:

  • Captivating Story: A tale of determination and dreams set on Chincoteague Island.
  • Beautiful Illustrations: Artwork by Wesley Dennis that brings the story to life.
  • Renowned Author: Marguerite Henry is celebrated for her children's books about horses.
  • Classic Literature: A timeless story that has charmed generations of readers.

Beyond The Final Page:

"Misty of Chincoteague" is more than a children's book; it's a journey into a world where dreams can come true. It's a story that celebrates the enduring spirit of hope and the powerful connection between humans and animals.


This vintage item has been previously owned and loved. It shows signs of wear typical for its age, especially on the dust jacket. Please refer to the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need additional photos, feel free to ask.

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