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Available again after almost 50 years is the picture book version of The Black Stallion. With stunning retro illustrations and Farley's fast-paced text, this gorgeous book will appeal to the nostalgic and adventurous alike. As the sole human survivor of a devastating shipwreck, Alec finds himself alone on a small island with a magnificent stallion, black as night and dange ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published February 1st 1963)
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LizG
Jan 20, 2010 LizG rated it it was amazing
Classic! One of my all time favourite books as a kid -- I still have the copy I had as a kid (even though, according to the inside cover, it actually belonged to my brother "Billy." This book helped fuel my long-held belief that, secretly, I actually WAS a horse. Fabulous illustrations.
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Jun 23, 2015 Shayla rated it liked it
This story is about a boy who gains a friendship in a really wild horse. Their boat gets wrecked and they live on this island together for a few weeks until they are rescued. That horse is the boys and will only listen to the boy.
I like this book because I like horses. It was a special story about a boy and his horse. A bond that is a special bond. The illustrations are gorgeous! I love them and the story.
I would share this book with my children because they would enjoy the story, and the pictu
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Aliya Tudor
Aug 23, 2015 Aliya Tudor rated it it was amazing
As a young horse crazy girl I read every Walter Farley book. And pretty much every horse book my library had. Loved this book.
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Jun 21, 2014 Gay added it
I had my mom read this to me as a child. I loved it and read it over and over. Now I read it to my grandkids.They love it as much as I did.
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Well, I was a kid when I "read" it. But I did love it like crazy.
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Walter Farley's love for horses began when he was a small boy living in Syracuse, New York, and continued as he grew up in New York City, where his family moved. Young Walter never owned a horse. But unlike most city children, he had little trouble gaining firsthand experience with horses-his uncle was a professional horseman, and Walter spent much of his time at the stables with him.

"He wasn't th
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