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The Island Stallion

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When Steve Duncan is asked to go on an archeological search on a remote Caribbean island, he never imagines the stallion he will find there. But the giant horse is unapproachable, showing nothing but fear and fury towards people. When the stallion gets caught in quicksand, can Steve get close enough to save the wild horse?

A boy and his archeologist friend spend two weeks on a desolate Caribbean island where they discover a hidden valley, underground tunnels built by...

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Overview

When Steve Duncan is asked to go on an archeological search on a remote Caribbean island, he never imagines the stallion he will find there. But the giant horse is unapproachable, showing nothing but fear and fury towards people. When the stallion gets caught in quicksand, can Steve get close enough to save the wild horse?

A boy and his archeologist friend spend two weeks on a desolate Caribbean island where they discover a hidden valley, underground tunnels built by Spanish Conquistadors, and a wild flame-colored stallion.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Flame, the magnificent wild horse who lives on deserted Azul Island, has captured Steve's heart and his imagination. This is the horse Steve has dreamed of owning; and this is the horse he had hoped to find when he embarked on his camping expedition to the island. Not just a horse story; and not just a coming of age story; this book tells of survival, intrigue, friendship, and responsibility. The original 1948 publication date may explain, in part, the story's slow start. But, slowly and surely, the reader does get engaged; and by the story's climax, it would be as difficult to drag the reader away from finishing the story as it is to drag the stallion away from his island home. 1998 orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394843766
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1980
  • Series: Black Stallion Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 134,921
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    highly recommended

    This book is appropiate for children.
    All children will love this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2004

    Other books for Horse Lovers

    I read this book for the first time 48 years ago, and I still love it, and all of Walter Farley's series. I've introduced the next 2 generations of my family to his books. Good clean adventurous fun for horse lovers! Or for anybody who loved the Black Stallion movie.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    The Island Stallion

    Great book! I loved it! Very exciting and interesting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    When you're ready, the stallion will appear

    Hooray for yet another Farley stallion adventure. It's mythical, magical and makes your spirits soar.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2002

    LOVE IT!

    I loved The Island Stallion! I love horses and anyone else who does should read it! Great book! About a dream horse who comes to life to a boy named Steve on a island called Azul Island! Lots of adventure and fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    When I saw home from school sick with scarlet fever in 1952 my m

    When I saw home from school sick with scarlet fever in 1952 my mother read this book to me.  I loved it so much that I took it to school and our teacher read it to the class each afternoon during our rest period.  EVERYBODY loved it and begged her to keep reading long after the period was over.  It was always my favorite childhood book, although Farley's Black Stallion was a close second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

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    A Walter Farley classic? *Might Contain Spoilers* I liked F

    A Walter Farley classic?



    *Might Contain Spoilers*

    I liked Flame and I liked Pitch, but Steve kind of bugged me. He just seemed kind of selfish.
    I don't care how “ugly” the Piebald was or anything like that, I would NEVER wish for a horse to be killed or even think about killing it. I would just want the rival stallion to go away from Flame and think twice before facing him, but I would never want Flame to kill. I understand he wanted Flame to continue to live and lead his band and preserve the herd's bloodline. Still, it bugged me to no end and I couldn't really enjoy the book. I just found it utterly wrong. The Island Stallion would have been a great book, but I just couldn't stand Steve.
    I think Alec from the Black Stallion was better; he still had his flaws, but I don't think he's the kind to wish another horse dead just for the sake of the Black. Sure, he'd want the Black to win, but not kill. Thinking about the Black's personalty, he might kill, though.
    If you want to read a true Walter Farley classic, read the Black Stallion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    AMAZING

    I TOTALY loved this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Love this book

    This book was so good. Azul island seems like an amazing place! I wish it were real

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    I hfa I have this book!

    Really good!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    may 1

    may 14

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Falconclaw

    Sorry i was gone so long i wa moving from lees summit MO to st. Croix virgin islands. Then when i got there i had wi-fi issuse. Anything i missed?~Falconclaw. Also, does Horseclan have a website?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Bramblethorn to authority cats

    I want to change my name to bramblefire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Heathershine

    She sits in the herb filled clearing and cries. Wondering to starclan 'Why does my life have so much sorrow? First practically all my family and kin dies, my only girl kit dissappears because she never had a life in this clan, and my mate leaves me again, but for forever.....' the she cat ust looked to the stars as she sat in the clearing with herbs surronding her and a starry night sky above her.~Heathershine

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Moonlight (starclan cat)

    *Lilystar sees an old friend. Her image is faded surrounded by mist* Lilystar... your clan needs you... -Moonlight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Creekpaw

    Getting her drivers license i think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Owlfeahers ghost to braveheart

    Where did lilystar meet sveta because im going to bed now and want to know what the kits name is and when i should start rping it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    To Goldenstripe

    Im sorry, but im geting kicked off every book i know. Meet me at black stallion fifth result. -Berrycloud

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    To lilystar

    Lilystar im so sorry about before can you poease tell everyone that they can join poolclan im moving places can we be friends now im sorry i said your clans not tuff

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Blacksoul

    Yawn...

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