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The Black Stallion Mystery by Walter Farley
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The Black Stallion Mystery (1957)

by Walter Farley

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A little too much goes on here for it to be a straightforwardly good Black Stallion book. Farley was not afraid of over-reaching, which is certainly fun but does cause some eye-rollingly bad scenes. Secret passages? We got 'em! Kidnapping? Yup. Unknown location? Sure. Ghostly horses in the middle of the night? Check.

There's some misogynistic stuff in here that seems reflexive rather than thought-out. Not one of my favorites, for sure. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
My favorite of the Black Stallion books after the first one. ( )
  TadAD | Jun 24, 2008 |
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On Saturday, July 15th, Aqueduct Racecourse's great stands bulged and overflowed, spilling thousands of spectators onto the track's bright green infield.
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Someone's set a treacherous trap for Alec and his horse...  

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Alec and his famous horse, Black, travel back to the Arabian desert to try to discover if Black's sire is still alive.

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