Marguerite Henry Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Marguerite Henry (Marguerite Breithaupt)

Last Updated: 07 Apr, 2023 | Views: 273

Age: 95

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author, NoveList

Famous For: Misty of Chincoteague ,King of the Wind, Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Marguerite Henry Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
13 Apr, 1902 (95 Years 07 Months 13 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
26 Nov, 1997

Cause of Death

Marguerite Henry Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography) 

Marguerite Henry was an American writer who wrote many beloved children's books, including the Newbery Medal-winning "Misty of Chincoteague." Born in 1902, Henry was a lifelong lover of horses and animals, and this passion influenced much of her writing. Her books continue to be popular today, inspiring new generations of young readers.

Marguerite Henry Early Life and Education

Marguerite Henry was born in 1902, in Wisconsin. As a child, Henry spent much of her time riding horses and exploring the outdoors. She attended Milwaukee State Teachers College and later the University of Wisconsin, where she studied journalism.

Marguerite Henry Career as a Writer

Henry began her career as a writer in the 1920s, writing for various magazines and newspapers. She also worked as a children's librarian and later as a book editor. 

During this time, she wrote several books for children, including "The Son of Pecos Bill" and "Album of Horses."

Marguerite Henry Success as a Children's Author

Henry's big break came in 1947, with the publication of "Misty of Chincoteague." The book, which tells the story of a wild pony and two children who try to tame her, was an instant success and won the Newbery Medal in 1948. 

Henry went on to write many more books about horses and other animals, including "King of the Wind," "Justin Morgan Had a Horse," and "Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West."

Marguerite Henry Legacy

Marguerite Henry's books have been beloved by generations of young readers. Her stories capture the beauty and wonder of the natural world and inspire readers to connect with animals and the environment. Today, her legacy lives on through the Marguerite Henry Writing Competition, which encourages young writers to explore the world of horses and other animals.

Marguerite Henry Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 62 kg
In Pounds 136 Ibs

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Marguerite Henry Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name

Mother's Name
Anna Breithaupt

Sidney Crocker Henry

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