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The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

The Black Stallion (original 1941; edition 2008)

by Walter Farley, Keith Ward (Illustrator)

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Title:The Black Stallion
Authors:Walter Farley
Other authors:Keith Ward (Illustrator)
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (2008), Hardcover, 288 pages
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The Black Stallion by Walter Farley (1941)


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Fun story to read about relationship between animal and man, or boy in this case. The story is about a boy who notices a horse being mistreated in a ship. They find each other and create a bond when they are stranded on an island after the ship wrecks. He takes the horse with him to New York and finds that the stallion might actually be able to become a racing horse. He finds help to train the horse and races him.
I read this book when I was in elementary school with my class.
  pitaaortiz | Sep 5, 2018 |
With its unassuming opening,
"THE TRAMP steamer Drake plowed away from the coast of India and pushed its blunt prow into the Arabian Sea,
homeward bound" ... so begins an indelible adventure of friendship and love.

The Black Stallion reigns as a beloved classic to return to, again and again, for inspiration.

Alec Ramsey is the only human survivor of the shipwrecked Drake, thanks to his courage and strength
in holding the Black Stallion's rope. Together, they find fresh water and food on a tiny island until
their fortunate rescue.

Home in New York brings many challenges, a lot of love, happiness, and an unforgettable horse race. ( )
  m.belljackson | Jun 29, 2017 |
Re-read 2016, dated but fun.
  pan0ramix | May 26, 2017 |
I would use this book as a read aloud for a third grade class. I will be reading a chapter everyday and having the students write down the important character actions that are driving the story forward. After reading the story, the students will combine all the character actions they believe are important and explain how these actions changed the story. I would also use this book as an independent read for fourth graders and have them write brief summaries after they have finished reading each chapter. This activity will lead to the students creating and understand the plot of the novel. ( )
  Jbrochu | Feb 21, 2017 |
a teen boy returning from India is shipwrecked along with a wild stallion. Is eventually rescued along with the horse. Turns out the horse could be a racer, so a friend helps him train it. Ends up racing the 2 fastest horses and winning.[Just in case you're the one person who doesn't know the ending]

Simple and yet very well written and engaging. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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Farley, Walterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henstra, FrisoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, KeithIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.

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Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.

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