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Brighty, a shaggy young burro, lives wild and free in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He roams the steep cliffs with the squirrels and rabbits. But his favorite friend is Old Timer, the prospector who shares hot biscuits and calls him Bright Angel. One day Old Timer doesn't answer Brighty's loud "Eeeee-aw!" Instead, the friendly animal encounters a ruthless claim jumper. Will Brighty be able to bring the killer to justice and make the wilderness safe again?

Marguerite Henry, author of the Newbery Award-winning classic Misty of Chincoteague, based this delightful story on the adventures of a real-life Grand Canyon burro. Brighty touched the hearts of all who knew him -even President Teddy Roosevelt. John McDonough's animated performance brings out the burro's joyous free spirit and courageous determination.

©1981 Marguerita Henry,Morgan Dennis and Charles Reid Dennis (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

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My Boys Loved It!

Listened to it while on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon - an absolute fantastic way to bring the park to life for my sons. They loved the adventure. Buy this book as soon as possible.

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Wonderful story!

Beautiful writing. Great reader. The language in the story is so visual and engaging, the book is very difficult to put down.

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Loved it!

This book totally captivated our 9 and 13 year old boys. We listened in the car on they way to and from the Grand Canyon which made it even more meaningful. The reader did a super job with the character voices.

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Brighty

I love this story. My mom read it to the family when I was just a young girl as we sat around the fireplace on the cold winter nights. A movie was also made and it is good although the books are usually always better as in this case. This is definitely a book I will read to my children!

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Wonderful

The story and the telling of it is great. There are some formatting problems, but one can still follow along.

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Favorite of the Generations

This was a favorite of my childhood. It was made magical when combined with a trip to the Grand Canyon. The tradition continues, and it is now a favorite of my children.

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Revisiting old friends

As a kid I read this beloved book many many times. Now Listening to it as an adult gave me much pleasure and enjoyment.

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Excellent

I have not read or listened to a Marguerite Henry book yet that I have not totally enjoyed. Brighty is such a cool donkey. Many lessons can be learned from Brighty.