Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

by Marguerite Henry
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Mass market paperback, 222 pages
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $6.79
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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, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice.

Brighty's adventures have delighted generations of readers, and he has become the symbol of a joyous way of life. Some people say that you can even see his spirit roving the canyon on moonlit nights—forever wild, forever free.

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Summary: Brighty the burro wanders the Grand Canyon happily until a claim-jumper murders his best friend, a kind prospector.

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  I Loved This
Trina (age 10) of Colorado, 7/2/2016
The story is about Brighty, who lost his friend Old Timer (Old Timer is a person), so he is searching for him. That's most of what the book is about. It was a really good book. It was hard sometimes, though, because they don't always say who is saying what, which meant I couldn't always tell just who was talking. It took awhile to get used to how they talk too.
  A Wonderful Story of Friendship!
Beth S. of Oregon, 2/25/2011
Brighty is a story filled with adventure, suspense, history and ultimately friendship. The story passes over many years and is filled with many interesting characters, including President Theodore Roosevelt, and all the exciting adventures that Brighty experiences. My kids were thrilled to find out that Brighty really existed. This story was a wonderful story to read aloud and kept every one's attention from the 8 year old to the adults. (I even found the 15 year old eavesdropping!)