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Avg. Rating: 4.93
I think this book is great for people and children of all ages. The exciting life of a young boy named Alec Ramsay, just started after his life on the empty island. I can imagine him on the black stallion's back clasping his mane in his hands. I can tell that Alec enjoyed an awful lot the rides on the on the shoreline. I could just see what a beautiful creature the stallion was, from his long strong legs to his silky coat that shone in the sunlight. If you can't just say goodbye to the book and set it down there are many others, like The Black Stallion Returns. Even Walter's relatives wrote some books to go with the series to make them even more interesting. So many rides of glory when Alec was with his new best friend, the stallion who was so strong, wondrous, so amazing. I hope I have inspired you to read Walter Farley's amazing book, The Black Stallion.
Don't be fooled by a boring movie version!
The book is absolutely excellent! I enjoy horse books and I'll read anything, but Walter Farley's Black stallion and the series holds a place in my heart. It's about a boy and his love for a untamed wild stallion. Amazingly, he is the only one whom is able to ride him! I give it 5 stars. Read it. You'll see.
Although the copy sitting on my shelf is the dog-eared Scholastic version of my youth, not this new edition, I feel that every child who has ever looked at a horse with wonder, seen it as a thing of beauty and nobility, or dreamed of having a horse of his or her own, should read this excellent series, beginning with this very book.
A fascinating and fantastical story of sea rescue, perseverance, and courage, as well as a peek into the world of horse racing half a century ago, these stories, despite being written in 1941, have a timeless quality that will always capture the heart of any adventurer.
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