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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Now I think it is just my dislike of animal centered books. 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. Price may vary by retailer. Gramd Brighty after the first introduction seemed to be introduced rather strong before thinning out in the latter half of the book.

Brighty also made enemies of those who wanted to catch him and put him to work. These are a reflection of the natural world, or the realistic world. Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses. The Brighty statue and photos on the wall tell the story of a dependable fuzzy little burro that inspired the book published in that also became a Disney movie both are called “Brighty of the Grand Canyon”.

As the only witness to the evil schemes of a thieving murderer, Brighty relies on brightt own natural instincts which warn him about vicious Jake Irons.

Mar 08, Carl Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: He was tolerant of children, who would ride on his back for hours. Instead, they found a camp at the confluence of the Colorado and Bright Angel Creek that was abandoned with the exception of Brighty.

Also, the burro is engaged several times in fights 2 mountain lions, one during a hunt. Frank Baum and Kf, all F. They lived in Wayne, Illinois. Originally named “Bright Angel” after a creek that flowed into the Grand Canyon from his summer dwelling on the North Rim, Brighty spent summers carrying water from a spring below the rim to accommodate tourists coming to the canyon, located in northwestern Arizona. Edit Cast Cast overview: I suspect that I am annoyed by a lot of children’s literature written after By the end, we all loved Brighty.


Brighty’s book received the William Allen White Award in Most of the events and people in Marguerite Henry’s novel were based on fact: He was given the name Bright Angel after the creek that flowed into the Canyon from his summer home on the North Rim, but everyone called him Brighty. The white spot had grown brihhty a tent, and nearby, campfire smoke was curling upward.

We knew in a twinkling that our Bob was the Canyln Hobbs of your story. This childhood favorite of mine holds up well, capturing a palpable sense of excitement and danger, as well as the incredible locale of the Grand Canyon. The next morning Old Timer and Jake Irons were gone Brighty of the Grand Canyon is a children’s novel by Marguerite Henry and a film of the same name based on canyo novel.

An old, old prospector with flowing white hair was piling driftwood on a fire. On reading it aloud to my own children, I was astounded to note how small a moment it was that so galvanized my heart. Just purchased the DVD brigbty for my visiting grandchildren and we have already had to show it several times. Trivia About Brighty of the Gr Jan 01, Sarah R rated it really liked it.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He was born to the name Jiggs, but he answered to Bighty there after.

Brighty of the Canyom Canyon Hardcover For it was this charismatic president who devoted his efforts to setting aside the wilds of the Grand Canyon in the form of a national park. Despite its age, this book is such a ccanyon story, and the attention to history, landscape and environment is inspiring.


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.

Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained brightyy free spirit at heart. This is decent storytelling without the annoying social drama found in so many current books.

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Reread of a childhood favorite after finding a boxed set of them at Costco. Shortly after that two herdsmen entered the canyon to attempt to find the remains of an earlier drowning victim along the Colorado.

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Their identities were never determined and their bodies were never recovered. 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. The writing is choppy, swinging wildly from melodramatic to dry book report. Before giving it to her, I decided to reread it and it held up very well to these adult eyes! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brighty of the Grand Canyon was a book I remembered from my childhood.

When I was at the Grand Canyon and saw this book for sale I just had to get it as a momento. 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.

Paperbackpages. Shortly after that two herdsmen entered the canyon to attempt to find the remains of an earlier drowning victim along the Colorado. Internet Movie Data Base.