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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Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate brigthy favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Time and again he crossed Bright Angel Creek, a foaming mountain stream that tumbled downward to the river. This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child.

It was this introduction that has intrigued me to someday read the story about Brighty to learn about him and it was just plain luck my sister me this story.

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te Theodore Roosevelt even puts in an appearance. This gentle burro epitomizes the youth and vigor of the primeval canyon-showing how humans and animals should cooperate to preserve America’s natural wilderness. Except for the slow heaving of his sides and an occasional flick of an ear, he seemed part of the dust and the ageless limestone that rose in great towering battlements behind him. May 18, Charles rated it liked it Shelves: Henry’s grandd – Misty of Chincoteague, King of the Wind, etc.

Brighty of the Canyon statue – North Rim Lodge

Marguerite had to invent a boy in the story to help Brighty load and unload the tins when he brightty water to Wiley’s Camp. Inshe published Misty of Chincoteague and it was an instant success. Forever wild, forever free.


A perfectionist from an early age, I liked everything to be thematically fitting, pretty, and all of-a-piece. Oct 11, Erin Pierce rated it it was amazing.

This to me is a constant source of wonder and challenge. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? May 12, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Marguerite Henry anthropomorphizes Brighty well, making him a believable and lovable brand character. Vrighty was tolerant of children, who would ride on his back for hours. A cottontail rabbit played hop, skip, and jump around him.

President Theodore Roosevelt while he hunted mountain lions. I must have read this book 5 times or more. I had no idea that he was a real burro, and he really did meet Teddy Roosevelt. A ground squirrel peered out from a chink in the wall, watching a moment with friendly eyes, then dived back where it came from.

Sep 02, Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: His ears probed the white spot as if to pull something out of it. Thes Mom read this book to almost 10 year old and almost 8 year old. But nothing disturbed the little gray lump, not even a nuthatch hammering away at a juniper tree. He is next recorded on the South Rim where he and his owners were seen to enter the Canyon via the Bright Angel Trail.

Brighty first appears in the annals of history in in Flagstaff, Arizonain the possession of two men who were on their way to the Grand Canyon. Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses.

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.

National Historic Landmark summary listing. Mar 19, Kristine rated it really liked it. Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: See more by Marguerite Henry. When I was at the Grand Canyon and saw this book for sale I just had to get it as a momento. Jan 18, Charles rated it it was amazing. Teddy Roosevelt was known to be a very keen hunter.


Henry penned her novel after she read an article about Brighty in Sunset Magazine. Be the first to th a question about Brighty of the Grand Canyon.

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

ggrand Once a year they had this reunion in the canyon, where Old Timer would make Pancakes and they both enjoyed there dinner. This movie is a heartwarming story of a off burro named Brighty and his high spirited adventure with all his Grand Canyon friends. Although I love the Grand Canyon and its history, both times I’ve tried readi Marguerite Henry made her career on writing novelizations of the lives of famous equines and other animals dogs mostly.

Now he sat up on his haunches, squirming his back against the rough, warm limestone. Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses. Refresh and try again. These are a reflection of the natural world, or the realistic world. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

But he was gentle with children and helped carry water and other supplies for those he trusted. Search for ” Brighty of the Grand Canyon ” on Amazon. Perhaps I’ll rediscover more of Mrs.