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.