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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,995 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Farley Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Stallion Series Release Date:
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When the steamer Drake is shipwrecked off the Spanish coast, only two passengers survive. One is Alec Ramsay, a young American boy. The other is the Black Stallion, the wildest of all wild creatures. Stranded together on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and wonderful understanding. The Black Stallion is the horse Alec has always dreamed of—beautiful, free-spirited, and astonishingly strong. Alec is determined to tame him and bring him home to New York. But the job turns out to be more difficult and dangerous that he ever thought possible, for a wild Arabian stallion will not settle down easily into the quiet American countryside. Generations have been captivated by Walter Farley’s heartwarming story of the extraordinary horse and the boy who loves him. To this day, The Black Stallion remains one of the best-loved books of children around the world and a classic of children’s literature.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda Pahdoco | 2/19/2014

    " Farley's books were my constant companions when I was a kid. I've read and re-read them and still smile every time I think of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellen Wright | 2/16/2014

    " I still love it-fifty years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Riegger | 1/5/2014

    " "The Black Stallion" which was written in 1941 and won the Caldecott award in 1946 was one of my favorites as a young child. The book was written for the intermediate to adult reader as there are many concepts that younger readers could not identify or understand. My copy of the book contains no illustrations with exception of the from cover and that is in black and white. The story is very descriptive and lets your imagination see the settings and events very vividly. The characters are written genuinely and I felt that you wanted to see if Alec and "Black" got off the island and were able to get home. I felt introducing the character of the trainer and the mystery of adding Black to the race and having him win were well thought out and written. In the classroom, some lesson plans on types of horses, the horse racing industry, the survival and dependence of Alec and Black on the island and the idea that many people believe this to be a true story not a work of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by JoDean | 1/3/2014

    " I read all the Black Stallion books during middle elementary. Loved! "

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About the Author
Author Walter Farley

Walter Farley’s (1915–1989) 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.