My grandmother gave me this book when I was five years old, but going through my books recently, I realized I had never read it! I was never into horse stories. But what a shame that I grew up so close to Chincoteague and Assateague and the ponies, and had never read this.
It was a cute story. But it seemed to be more about Misty's mother, Phantom, than her foal. MIsty wasn't even mentioned all that much.
Also, I was surprised with all the hillbillyspeak. I think it was a little overdone to the point where Grandpa and Grandma began to sound stupid instead of familiar and endearing. Still, I liked it and I'm glad it's still on my bookshelf.