The Island Stallion

The Island Stallion

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by Walter Farley, Keith Ward
     
 

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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?

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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?

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394843766
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1980
Series:
Black Stallion Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
232,664
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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The Island Stallion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
1horseylovey1 More than 1 year ago
This book is appropiate for children. All children will love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I TOTALY loved this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. Azul island seems like an amazing place! I wish it were real
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to change my name to bramblefire
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Help
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Getting her drivers license i think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 9:29... But I can still chat... *Articleap*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shakes her head. "I havent seen her." -Skystep
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I loved it! Very exciting and interesting.
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Hooray for yet another Farley stallion adventure. It's mythical, magical and makes your spirits soar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutly wonderful book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I have read this book a lot of times but each time I read it it is like ew again. Their is a sense of mystery about this book that I can't explain. If you are a horse lover or just in need of a good book this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IT is a really cool book. I read it 3 times. This is a must buy. It is a island Adventure. If you love horses you must have this book.