Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, . Brighty of the Grand Canyon has ratings and reviews. Bionic Jean said: Brighty of the Grand Canyon is a children’s novel from , written by. Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry – A determined little burro earns the loyalty and affection of everyone he encounters in this classic story from.

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When his favorite human is murdered, Brighty deepens his friendship with “Uncle Jim”, a guide in the Grand Canyon, who has even taken Teddy Roosevelt out on hunting trips.

Definitely would interest any child that is interested in horses, ponies and possibly donkeys or even a introductory book to the Grand Canyon for a family trip. In the early s he befriended tourists and naturalists who visited what was birghty become our 17th National Park — The Grand Canyon. When night came there brivhty a beaver trapper named, Jake Irons that decided to have dinner with them and Brighty will take you on an exciting journey through this book.

It was the wind, an uprising current of wind from the depths of the canyon, that finally aroused him. They lived in Wayne, Illinois. I heavily recommend it if you like Call of the Wild, Flicka, Lassie, or any of those classic animal books, not only is Brighty a charming book, it’s one that I cannot sum brlghty in words any better than a classic that should be read just like all the others, it has charm, whimsy, and a style that reads brughty much older than it is.


This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child. The monument of stone thf and timbers has a memorial inscription written by Marguerite Henry: She finished her last book, Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, just before her death on November 26, at the age of They soon feel like lifelong friends.

At the opening ceremony, he was honoured by President Theodore Roosevelt, who admired Brighty very much.

Wouldn’t this have pleased Brighty had he still been alive? I will always remember that while we were reading this book, my son and I stayed in my sister-in-law’s parents’ mountain house. Brighty of bfighty Grand Canyon Hardcover Add to Cart Add to Cart. Among the more famous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the movie Misty, and several sequel books. Search for ” Brighty of the Grand Canyon ” on Amazon.

Thes Mom read this book to almost 10 year old and almost 8 year old.

Brighty of the Grand Canyon 5. Human characters still feel human–strong, weak, good, rotten.

He brighhy smart—he would kick a man he thought dishonest. Will he one day prefer to live with his own kind as king of the herd?

The sheriff frets for several years that the heinous crime goes unsolved and that the murderer remains unpunished. But he neither drank nor played in the water.

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He was gentle—children could ride endlessly on his back without his being provoked. Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses. Archived from the original on Published June 1st by Aladdin Paperbacks first published January 1st Delightfully illustrated by Wesley Dennis, this book is for outdoors enthusiasts and animal lovers of all ages.


On the book’s first birthday a surprise letter came to Marguerite from a Mr. Brighty of the Grand Canyon was a book I remembered from my childhood.

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And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained. This was the start of the book about Brighty who had uncovered evidence and accused a murderer more plainly than if he had talked.

But nothing disturbed the little gray lump, not even a nuthatch brightty away at a juniper tree. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of the Grand Canyon”.

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The camp appeared to have been abandoned for no more than three days with two cots in the tent along with a gold watch suspended from the tent pole and two rifles and two revolvers.

On top of Brighty’s every day adventures there is also a murder and about how Brighty helps to catch a killer. I was very glad that I reread this book. A Dutch oven on the remains of the campfire contained approximately half a loaf of bread that had been baked in it.

Marguerite Henry was one of my favorite authors when I was a girl, and I am happy to find I can enjoy her so much now that I am an adult.

On Disc at Amazon. Light reading about a rascal burro living in the Grand Canyon. Another time Brighty grznd escaped with his life, was in a fight with a mountain lion. When Hollywood came to town: