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!