The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

By Walter Farley; Keith Ward (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375855825, 275pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008


THE SOLE SURVIVORS of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive. As a strong bond develops between them, Alec gains the trust of the magnificent beast and eventually the Black allows Alec to ride. Finally, they are rescued, but will Alec and the Black be allowed to stay together?

Available in hardcover for the first time in a decade, this stunning facsimile of the original 1941 edition shows just how timeless this adventure classic is.

About the Author
Walter Farley est ne en 1915 a New York. Il a vecu a Syracuse puis a New York. Enfant, il etait passionne de chevaux, sans en avoir jamais possede. Il partageait son amour de l'equitation avec son oncle qui etait un cavalier professionnel. Il a fait ses etudes a l'Academie de Mercersburg en Pennsylvanie et a l'universite de Colombia. C'est a cette epoque qu'il a publie son premier livre, L'Etalon Noir, qui deviendra un immense succes et sera traduit dans quatorze langues. Walter Farley est mort en 1989.

Keith Ward is at the Cranfield School of Management.

Praise For The Black Stallion

“Everyone loves a champion. And when the champion is a gallant horse, when his story is told by a champion writer of horse stories, every reader is a winner.”—The New York Times

“Walter Farley writes with a warm understanding of horses and the men who train and ride them. He deserves his top-favorite position with horse story readers.”—Chicago Sunday Tribune