In 2022, the iconic book Misty of Chincoteague celebrates its 75th anniversary! The first in a long series of Chincoteague pony-inspired stories penned by award-winning author Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague” featured illustrations by Wesley Dennis. First published in 1947, it’s been in print ever since, and quickly became a classic tale that inspired generations of horse lovers and prompted many visits to the beautiful island of Chincoteague, Virginia. It tells the story of two young siblings from Chincoteague and their love for a wild pony named the Phantom, whose legacy – in the form of a foal named Misty – would change their lives forever.
The sweet pair of the Phantom and Misty is presented on the original Misty and Stormy sculptures created by artist Chris Hess in the 1970s. To make this set even more special, it’s the first time Breyer has released models of the Phantom and of Misty as a foal!