The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

by Walter Farley
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Overview

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories) in Appendix B.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679813439
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1991
Series: Black Stallion Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 60,163
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Walter Farley’s love for horses began when he was a small boy living in Syracuse, New York, and continued as he grew up in New York City, where his family moved. He is the author of more than twenty books in the Black Stallion series. He also cowrote The Young Black Stallion with his son, Steven.

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The Black Stallion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic and a great read for those who love horses. It was a great prelude to watching the movie, which is another classic. The six year old little girl I take care of enjoyed it and is excited to read the next book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I thought this book would be EXCEDINGLY boring. This is because I tried reading 'Black Beauty' earlier, and found it REALLY,REALLY boring. But as soon as I started reading it, I was not able to put it down! It's a wonderful story. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves horses!
Kelly_Dew More than 1 year ago
Bravo Bravo!! It is a book you want to re-read every few years. Great characters as well as an amazing story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No one can narrate a horse race like Walter Farley! His prose is descriptive and compelling, and he truly brings to life the noble spirit of the horse. The entire series is a must-read for horse fans and lovers of good fiction alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series, which I read in the 1950's when I was a teenager. I am getting it now for my great niece, with whom I share a love of horses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I won't elaberate because other reviewers have, but this is a must read book. Once you read it, you will definately want to finish the rest of the series. You don't have to be a horse lover to love this book. Can be enjoyed by all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book is AWSOME! I don't have it on Nook, but I have the whole PAPERBACK collection and Breyer Model Horses The Black Stallion and Island Stallion! I completely reccomend this sieres to ANYBODY who dosnt not like Horses! This seires has Adventure, Horse Racing, and Horse Love and it will keep you READING for a while! Alec the main character is in a boat crash and the Black is with him and they have an adventure, throughout the sieres there is alot of Racing, Training, and Freindmaking! They Travel the world together! From a 10 Year Old!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a new writing style, absolutely nothing can match it! Farley did a outstanding job with this book. It will forever change the way you feel about horses. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great they have a movie snd even a breyer horse of the black. This book is great and highly reccomended. Trust me this book will wow you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book for horse lovers like me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Black STallion is such a great book. Its for horse lovers and even non horse lovers will be charmed by the great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i've ever read. If you like horses, you will love this book. Walter Farley really pulls you into the book, with great details to the dialouge of every character. This book deserves 6 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being shipwrecked with a wild stallion isn't easy, which is what Alec Ramsey finds out the hard way. After the wreck of the ocean liner the Drake, Alec must find food for himself and the stallion which he calls the Black. Days pass and with no sign of any rescue ship, Alec begins to loose hope. Suddenly, Alec sees two men rowing ashore to rescue him. They take Alec and the Black on another ship where he is taken back home to New York. Alec is allowed to keep the Black at the Dailey's stables which is right down the street from his house. With the help of Henry Dailey, Alec trains the Black into a competitive race horse. Meanwhile, the two greatest horses in the country are schelduled to race in Chicago only weeks away. Henry and Alec enter the Black into this race. Will the Black be fast enough to beat Sun Raider and Cyclone the fastest horses in the country? Find out when you read The black Stallion. This is a heart warming story that shows that hard work and determination really do pay off. I would recomend this book to anyone that likes a book that is packed with adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The racing was out of this world.I'd rather read this book all day than play video games or anthing else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for people that enjoy action, horses, and adventure. You'll love it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I chose this book because when I first saw it. it looked interesting.I thought it was about a horse on a farm.It wasn't what I thought it what I expected, but I still feel the same about the book when I first saw it. This book was about a black stallion who met a boy named Alec.They bothwent on a ship to go home.Unfortunetly they were shipwrecked.The black Stallion saved his live by pulling him to shore.Then were saved on another ship.Another journey then happened.They were destined to be with other for the lives they both saved each other.Hope if they made home save. I liked this book because it was exciting and adventurous, but I didn't disliked at all.If I could I would read this book for every book report in my whole life. Everyone should read this book.Any age throghout the world should read this book because of how two, one who was a boy and another wild and tame, grown a deep friendship.You would absolutly love this book!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't want to give it a 5, I want to give it a 10+. I read this book already 3 times and I never get sick of it. If you have not read it, start readin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been many years for me since I read the series.. As a teenager I said goodbye to the them.. I can't say enough about these books.. Readers will ejoy beautifully written tales about a Boy and His Horse, and wonderful imagery that draws you in.. I'm going to start collecting these again.. A 'must read' for a starter..
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the most extrodinary book I'v read. I love horses. I recomend this book to all horse lovers. I'ts the best book in the whole world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Black Stallion rules! This is a enchanting story about a boy named Alec who is shipped wrecked. He grabs hold of the stallions halter and is dragged threw ragging seas to the safety of an island. There, the wild stallion and the boy gained aunbreakable, remarkable, bond. Then they are rescued. The boy keeps the stalli0n, and ( with the help of Henry)trains him to race.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you love horses and adventure, this is the book for you. a kid named alec goes home from India aboard the Drake. The ship sinks but the great big black stallion aboard drags him to safety. though the stallion is wild and untamed, there grows a bond between these two species. read more for exciting, thrilling reactions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book so i dont realy need to buy this book. Other wise it is pretty awsome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i want to see the movie!!! P.S anyone want to chat