Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Our rating: ***

Brighty, short for Bright Angel, is a burro who roams the Grand Canyon by day, returning each evening to his miner friend, Old Timer. But one day, Brighty’s friend is murdered by a man named Jake Irons, who found out about a rich mine from him. Greedy and tricky, Irons hides where the sheriff can’t find him. So it’s up to Brighty with the help of Uncle Jim, a friend of Old Timer, to catch the man and bring him to justice.

This book is a very good read. Marguerite Henry takes history (Theodore Roosevelt is in it, for example) and adds fiction, making it very enjoyable story. There’s even a gunfight at the end!

2 Responses to “Brighty of the Grand Canyon”

  1. A gunfight, yes, but it’s only there for the sake of a gunfight. Why have a shooting battle if nobody even gets hurt??

  2. This is a GREAT BOOK! (Insert a contented-and-slightly-excited sigh) Brighty is such a personality. Uncle Jim is wonderful and Jake Irons is such a badguy! (Shiver) This, I think, is my favorite Marguerite Henry book.

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