Assateague: Island of the Wild Ponies
Assateague Island, the fictional home of Misty of Chincoteague, is the real home of bands of wild ponies. Here is accurate and fascinating information about their lives throughout the year, as they raise their young and look for food. Color photos enrich the text that reveals the unique ecosystem on which the ponies depend.
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