Sunday, April 22, 2012

An American Girl STAR!

I'll bet you didn't know Sweetie is an American Girl STAR! She was featured in their magazine in the July-August issue of 1996. Later the article was printed in a book called American Girls and their Horses. This book is in its third printing and you can purchase it on Amazon or at the American Girls Store! Sweetie and I just had to swing by this store in Minneapolis to show our tribute.

The story and the article tell about Marguerite Henry's book, "Misty of Chincoteague." The author follows our family through Sweetie's swim from Assateague Island to Chinocoteague Island at the tender age of three months. The story tells about our bidding for her and winning her at the auction at the Chincoteague Fire Department's annual carnival and auction. Finally, it shows us taking her home. Here is a picture of Sweetie getting packed up on the trailer to go home to Abernethy Acres. My family,also pictured, from left to right are: Mandy, husband Sam, Sara, and Danny. They're all grown up now, including Sweetie!

Here's a link to the story in the book, American Girls and Their Horses. Sweetie's story is called "Wild Ponies" and it begins on page 16.

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