First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.
This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories) in Appendix B.
August 20, 1991
Lexile: 680L | Fountas/Pinnell: T
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. He is the author of more than twenty books in the Black Stallion series. He also cowrote The Young Black Stallion
with his son, Steven.
"The Black Stallion
is about the most famous fictional horse of the century." --The New York Times