He was a giant of a horse, glistening black - too big to be pure Arabian. The head was that of the wildest of all wild creatures - a stallion born wild - and it was beautiful, majestic, splendid. A stallion with a wonderful physical perfection and speed that matched his savage, ruthless spirit. When the steameer Drake is shipwrecked off the coast of Spain, there are only two suvivors. One is young Alec Ramsay. The other is the Black Stallion who saves Alec's life. Stranded on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and special bond. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
Walter Farley's first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.
"The Black Stallion is about the most famous fictional horse of the century." --The New York Times
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