Misty and Stormy
Traditional Scale 1:9
For ages 8+
**RETIRED ITEM** Mare and foal model, along with the book 'Misty of Chincoteague' by Marguerite Henry.
"Misty and her foal Stormy are now reunited in this Breyer boxed set. Longtime members of the Breyer family, you can add them to your collection and your heart. Breyer's Misty and Stormy have each received the prestigious Dr. Toy Best Classic Toys award. Collect this Misty and Stormy set to remember one of your favourite stories, or use your imagination and create your own story with the mare and foal that have inspired so many.
In 1946, Marguerite Henry had the opportunity to witness the annual July pony-penning and adoption of the wild Assateague Island ponies in Virginia. Each year, "saltwater cowboys" round up the ponies and swim them a quarter-mile across the channel. After their much anticipated arrival on Chincoteague Island, some ponies are auctioned off to good homes. A humane method of maintaining the wild herd in order to preserve the island's resources, the auction also raises money to support the local fire department - established in 1924 after two fires nearly destroyed the island.
During her trip, Henry befriended the Beebe family, owners of Misty, a palomino-and-white Chincoteague pinto filly. It is the Beebe family and their ponies that became the central characters in Ms. Henry's series of books, starting with Misty of Chincoteague. Misty and her mother, the Phantom, fulfill the Beebe grandchildren's dreams of a foal to raise, in turn teaching them about love, hard work, and responsibility.
Since the publication of Misty of Chincoteague in 1947, Misty has become one of the most beloved equines in children's literature. Henry's novel weaves historical fact and creative imagination into a story about the origin of the breed and an exciting tale about children's love for horses."