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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Full Cast and Crew. I decided to reread the novel to give it a second chance. Mar 08, Carl Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: On the plus side, a child’s innate sense of justice will be s 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.

Because of her illness, Henry wasn’t allowed to go to school with other children because of her weak state and the fear of spreading the illness to others. I did not read it then but I knew the name, so when I found it at a thrift store, I just knew I wanted it.

Here’s a book often passed up for not being about a dog, cat, or horse. Satisfied, he plunged on again, always traveling within sight and sound of the busy creek.

In his migrations he helped solve a murder! 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.

Marguerite Henry April 13, November 26, was an American writer. An old, old prospector with flowing white hair was piling driftwood on a fire. More than once when he was captured, he was beaten with sticks, and once he was put into a cage and almost hanged, when the captor whom he knew from before tried to force him across the canyon.


Brighty of the Grand Canyon

A libriarian friend handed Marguerite an old worn copy of Sunset Magazine, she read just one paragraph about a burro who migrated like a bird. President Theodore Roosevelt while he hunted mountain lions.

But he was gentle with children and helped carry water and other supplies for those he trusted. One aspect that I found interesting o that reading this book as an adult is that Brighty’s world 4 stars.

He is next recorded on the South Rim where he and his owners were seen to enter the Canyon via the Bright Angel Trail. Route 89 alternate route. It was one of my all time favorite reads.

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A lot of animal-killing Roosevelt didn’t just come down for suspension bridges, after all and burro abuse. The bad guy is not found for many years. Brighty was the first to cross the new suspension bridge over the Colorado river at the bottom of the Canyon and had helped build it.

The youngster became the composite character Homer Hobbs, [5] played in the film by Dandy Curran. The sheriff frets for several years that the heinous crime goes unsolved and that the murderer remains unpunished. So I went to the library, studied the horse books, and immediately fell in love with the work of Will James and Wesley Dennis. He was gentle and popular with children, even allowing children to ride on his back sometimes. 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.

Rescued first by the Old Timer, then from a cougar’s wounds by the North Rim’s resident lion-killer, Brighty experiences the gamut of human behavior toward animals and each other: Edit Did You Know? He never allowed adults to do this however, and would kick, bray, and run off into the distance. When the need for him was over, his heehaws of laughter echoed from the walls of the canyon. It whirled up his nose and down his ears, tickling him awake.


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I suspect that I am annoyed by a lot of children’s literature written after Old Timer, the Prospector Karl Swenson Retrieved January 19, In winter he played within the deep warmth at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Brighty’s spirit lives on.

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Devoted to horses, I had amassed a herd of figurines — from Bays to Palaminos to Indian Paints — with flowing manes, smooth coats, and regal-to-rearing stances. As the only witness to the evil schemes of a thieving murderer, Brighty relies on his own natural instincts which warn him about vicious Jake Irons.

This was a cute story that is appropriate for most school age child Brighty is a little burro who lives in the Grand Canyon. Oct 11, Erin Pierce rated it it was amazing. Light reading about a rascal burro living in the Grand Canyon. Once on his way, a kind of momentum took hold of him and he fairly flew, rounding one cliff only to face another. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice.

The burro hunted mountain lions with former U. This may be the book where it all began. Add the first question. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.