The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

Book - 2008
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Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2008], c1941
Description: 275 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780375855825
0375855823
Branch Call Number: j Farl
Additional Contributors: Ward, Keith
Farley, Walter 1915-1989

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 10, 2017

The Black Stallion (known as the Black) is the title character from author Walter Farley's bestselling series about a magnificent horse and his young owner, Alec Ramsay.

This series chronicles the story of an Arab sheikh's prized stallion after he unexpectedly comes into Alec's possession..... (This book contains illustrations by Keith Ward, as well)

(*Author's Note*) - Originally from Syracuse, New York - Walter Farley (born June 26, 1915) was an American author, primarily of horse stories for children. His first and most famous work was The Black Stallion, which was first published in 1941. This book had many sequels.

On October 16, 1989 - Walter Farley (74 at the time) died of cancer.

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ninigirl
Dec 19, 2016

So good! I can't belive what happens! Read this book!!!!!!!!!!

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white_dove_477
Sep 17, 2016

This is definitely one of my favorite books.

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maltwass
May 21, 2013

This is an amazing book-no wonder it's a classic!

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gchauhan
May 01, 2012

This was a great book. This is a great book for you if you like horses and adventure books.

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auroraart
Oct 21, 2011

Any "Black Stallion" book I recomend for ages 8+

Grace_Kalman Jun 03, 2011

I totally agree with wendybird! King of the Wind is the best, but the Black Stallion is also quite wonderful.

Shadow_Assassin Aug 26, 2010

This book inspired me alot.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 15, 2010

written by a teen author - age 15

wendybird Nov 20, 2009

Glad to see the cover art here is the one I remember from my childhood! I read every book with a horse even mentioned in the text as a kid, and this one is my 2nd fav. ("King of the Wind" is my fav.). And - while the description here is accurate, people who ride & love horses will adore that Alec stables the horse in his suburban NYC neighbourhood & actually races him at Belmont Park...a fantasy come true for the horse crazy child!

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ninigirl
Dec 19, 2016

ninigirl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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red_horse_1032
Apr 04, 2016

red_horse_1032 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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black_penguin_351
Jul 06, 2015

black_penguin_351 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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red_deer_100
May 27, 2014

red_deer_100 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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maureenchernoff
May 29, 2012

maureenchernoff thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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H22818313
Mar 13, 2012

H22818313 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 62

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_Abi_
Jun 09, 2011

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ninigirl
Dec 19, 2016

The Black Stallion was so good! I love the part where the Cyclone and Sun Raider and The Black Stallion race! You should read this book!

alperkins Apr 27, 2012

The Black Stallion is a book full of gripping drama, improbable friendships between animals and people, and dreams come true. When Alec is shipwrecked on a desert island, his only other companion from the sinking is an Arabian horse. Join Alec and the Black as they escape the island, return to New York, and become the unlikely winners of the race of a lifetime.

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H22818313
Mar 13, 2012

im summary this book is adventiouse in many ways and has a lot of intesting but and its got a anaimal-human conection witch i just love.

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H22818313
Mar 13, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: i thought it was intence when he trying to get to the horse (thats just my opion) but id some else is like me a warning !!!!!!

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