Brighty of the Grand Canyon - by Marguerite Henry - Beautiful Feet Books
Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice. Brighty's adventures have delighted generations of readers, and he has become the symbol of a joyous way of life.
About the Author: Marguerite Henry is the best-selling author of many horse stories, including the Newbery Medal-winning King of the Wind. Four of her stories, including Misty of Chincoteague, have been made into movies.