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Justin Morgan Had a Horse, about the establishment of the Morgan draft horse, is a forerunner of King of the Wind and follows a similar plot structure, yet it is considered by critics to be a less ambitious book. Following King of the Wind were Misty of Chincoteague and its sequels appearing in later years, Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague, and Stormy, Misty's Foal. These historical books are based on the existence of wild ponies—the descendants of shipwrecked Spanish ponies—that live on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague off the Virginia coast. Reflecting much research, Misty begins with the wreck of the Spanish galleon and its cargo of ponies swimming to shore, then shifts to the involvement of modern-day children with two descendants of these ponies, Phantom and Misty. Born to Trot connects the recovery of a boy's health to his raising and...

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