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The Black Stallion Mystery

The Black Stallion Mystery

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by Walter Farley

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Someone's set a treacherous trap for Alec and his horse...  

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Someone's set a treacherous trap for Alec and his horse...  

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Alec and the Black, his proud, fast Arabian horse, make an awesome team. Alec respects the Black; he anticipates and responds to the horse's needs in a forthright, caring way. Alec would never place his horse in harm's way, but circumstances isolate the boy and his horse. They find themselves trying to overcome dangers created by their new environment and by one who has a score to settle with the Black. Suspenseful writing, vibrant characters and a plot filled with action drive this adventure story to its exciting conclusion. Although this book was originally published in the 1950s, its story will resonate with today's middle school and adolescent readers. Horse lovers will appreciate the Black's distinctive personality, independent and sharp and able to outrun his peers. When Alec and Henry Dailey, the Black's trainer, visit a nearby horse farm, they aren't prepared for what they find—three yearlings (supposedly bred in Spain) that are carbon copies of the Black. Shaken by what they see, Alec and Henry remark that these yearlings are "everything we've tried to breed...and haven't." The pair is driven to find the stud that fathered these horses. This journey takes them and the Black across the Atlantic and over mountains in their quest. This smartly written adventure story will enchant readers, who will be happy to learn that this is just one installment in "The Black Stallion Series" by the author. 2004 (orig. 1957), Random House Children's Books, Ages 10 up.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

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Random House Children's Books
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Black Stallion
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File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Walter Farley's first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.

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The Black Stallion Mystery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been a fan of The Black Stallion Series, but when I read this one it took my breath away. I couldn't put it down and have it's one of the very few books that I have reread time and time again. Farley carries the reader away on an incredible journey and leaves you on the edge of the seat dying to know the answer. It's definately worth the buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I loved it. It was so interesting how an old friend of Alec's turned on him like that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one of the great books in the Black Stallion Series. It has Charecters from the other books that he put in this one agin. Great Book though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best Black Stallon Book you should definatly read. It was 100% entertaining with never a dull spot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sneaking up on the quails, she killed the mother then took the chicks too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He looks for Flowerpaw Heronpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he sees a clump of moss and puts his paws out. He then swipes like whitefoot said and grabs a chunk of moss. He keeps doing it until he has enough moss. He then rolls the moss intoa ball and tucks it under his chin* im gonna go give this to the elders. Cya!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mother quail is busy taking care of her chicks. After a long day of work, the mother is tired and doesn't have the time to build a proper nest. She bundles her chicks into a hollow log and drifts off to sleep, completely forgrtting to keep watch...