Series: The Black Stallion

Author: Walter Farley

The Island Stallion Races (1980)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
This horse story is Walter Farley's gentle foray into science fiction. They were all doing it, even Biggles flew over a strange magnetic Tibetan mountain (Biggles Hits The Trail) and Farley may have felt his books had become typecast. Or maybe he was having a bit of fun with a book which no edito...
The Horse-Tamer (1980)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 2
The Island Stallion's Fury (1980)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
The main characters of this book are Pitch, Steve, and Tom. Pitch is an archaeologist. He found this island and is looking for things from the Spanish Conquistadors. Azul Island is believed to have been the island where the Spanish stayed and built tunnels. Steve is Pitch’s best friend. He came t...
The Island Stallion (1980)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 2
I love horses every since I was a wee girl and since I could read, books, movies and TV shows about horses and dogs have been my favorite ones. Now I am a senior and my love has never wavered and only grown stronger. My dream like the young man in this book, Steve, was to have a horse of my own. ...
The Black Stallion's Shadow (2000)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 2
Steven Farley does a reasonable job of filling in his Dad's shoes with stories of the Black Stallion. Alec witnesses a terrible horse accident while he is struggling with his own issues, and as a result, ends up making the Black unable to race through shadows. With a handicap like that, the Black...
The Black Stallion's Ghost (1995)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
The main characters in this book are Alec and a new guy he met in the swamp named Captain Philippe de Plumminel. He is in the circus unit. He has a horse named the Ghost because of her swift movements. The setting takes place in the Everglades with the captain.The conflict in this book starts whe...
The Black Stallion's Courage (1978)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 4
Sure, this is a Walter Farley formula novel, but Walter Farley formula has always worked for me. This one has always been memorable because it has the handicapper:"The Old One in the office," as Michael Costello had referred to the track handicapper, was truly old. His hair, what there was of it,...
The Black Stallion and Flame (1991)
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
And finally, what you’ve all been waiting for: THE BLACK AND FLAME MEET! [dramatic music]So seriously, I’m beginning to think that Farley was very bored of writing these stories. He really seems to have gone off the deep end. At least there were no extraterrestrials this time. Instead, he in...
The Black Stallion and the Girl (1991)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
I wish I would have read this when I was 12 years old. I would have felt a deep affinity with Pam - her love for freedom and horses. Her strength and her vulnerability. I would have learned a few things about equality as well. This is a book I would have read ten, twenty times, had I come across ...
The Black Stallion Challenged (1980)
4 of 5 Votes: 1
Yes, there are elements of the predictable in the Black Stallion series. Yes, this is one book that isn't all about adventure, being stranded on an island, wandering the desert, or surviving another plane or boat disaster. But this is a book by Walter Farley and I am certain that those who love...
The Black Stallion Mystery (1992)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 1
The next book in the series starts of with Henry and Alec convinced that the stallion who sired the black is somehow still alive and siring a new generation of racehorses. Tracing the yearlings back to Spain, they load up the Black and off they go, finding themselves on the Spanish ranch of a cr...
The Black Stallion Revolts (1977)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 2
The Black Stallion Legend (2005)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
WEIRD!!!!!!!!! In the beginning, after heaaring about Pam's death, Alec goes into a weird, state. Almost like he was asleep. He loads the Black into a trailer with hay, bedding, etc. and gets into a truck without even knowing it, regaines "conciousness" at the steering wheel, and drives away with...
The Black Stallion Returns (1991)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 3
The Black Stallion series is one that is known to many. The story of a boy, shipwrecked with a wild horse who becomes his friend, captures the heart of many. This book, The Black Stallion Returns, is the second in the series. You don't necessarily have to read the first book before this one, but ...
The Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt (2006)
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
The book I read was called “The black stallion’s blood bay colt”. The main character was called Jimmy Creech. The main idea is that Jimmy Creech used to be a player of harness racing. However, he was now old and taken place of by younger players. These younger players want to make the sport a bus...
The Black Stallion's Filly (1983)
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
This was my absolute favorite of all the Black Stallion books (my second favorite would be The Black Stallion's Courage, which not coincidentally also involves the filly from this book but also has an amazing look at The Black, as well). Walter Farley was my favorite horse writer growing up, an...
The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (1978)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt...I enjoyed seeing Bonfire, Jimmy Creech, George and Tom again, but I knew before opening the thing that if Henry and Alec showed up, there would be conflict. Just as I dreaded, there was. Apparently, Henry and Alec can do absolutely no wrong. I was okay with th...
Son of the Black Stallion (1991)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 3
This is the last book I have in this series, although the series has 19+ books in it. This is a really really old hardcover book with pages ripped, some are tapped (and the tape has yellowed, and bits torn out. I want to read it, but this copy is terribly old. I'll miss a few words here or there,...
The Black Stallion (2015)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 5
Although I enjoyed this book when I read it as a teenager, I never liked it quite as much as Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague series (and other horse series that were part of my childhood). And I never did warm up to any of the sequels.Part of the reason The Black Stallion has always been...
The Black Stallion and Satan (1992)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 3