The Black Stallion Returns

by Walter Farley

Other authorsHarold Eldridge (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1973

Status

Check shelf

Call number

SC Fa

Publication

Random House Books for Young Readers (1963), 245 pages

Description

Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. In this, the second book in the series, the heart-stopping adventures of the Black Stallion continue as Alec discovers that two men are after the Black. One claims to be the BlackÔ??s rightful owner and one is trying to kill the beautiful steed. An Arab chieftain proves his ownership of the Black and takes him away, but Alec is determined to find his horse again. Following the pair to Arabia, Alec encounters great evil and intrigue, as only a horse as spectacular as the Black could inspi

Local notes

0000-0432-5602

User reviews

LibraryThing member satyridae
A surprisingly even-handed treatment of the Middle East, written so long ago that getting there from New York took 6 days by plane. Heart-pounding excitement, the most wonderful horses ever, and a deeply satisfying conclusion. There's a reason that this is still the horse series.
LibraryThing member molliewatts
The Black Stallion's rightful owner takes him back to Arabia, but Alec is determined to have his horse and so follows him to the desert. The second "Black Stallion" book.
LibraryThing member hgcslibrary
Alec Ramsey has had to return the Black Stallion to an Arabian chieftain who has proven ownership of the mighty horse and taken him to Arabia. Alec travels travels there determined to buy him back and finds an adventure that few can imagine.
LibraryThing member mirrani
This book was written with more than a love of horses in mind, it also includes an interesting look into history and gives us a glance into the Arabian culture that modern books tend to completely disregard. Before the days when you would hop on a plane to cross the ocean, back when horse racing
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was truly the sport of kings, one boy went with his friends on a journey around the world to reunite with his horse. This is the story of Alec and the Black, continued with perfection. You can almost feel the heat of the desert on you as Alec and the others travel under the hot sun, and as always the experience of riding in a big race is so well told that you can almost feel the wind in your own face.

Farley has the ability to create the perfect story with ease, giving just the details needed to keep the heart pumping and letting the imagination do the rest, creating a winning combination for adventure. This is one of those books that should be on the shelves of all horse lovers, no matter what age they might be.
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LibraryThing member fuzzi
In this sequel to The Black Stallion, Alec finds himself traveling to the deserts and mountains of Arabia, to the original home of The Black, and to see the purpose for which the great horse was bred.

I enjoyed this story, and how the author described the culture of the Bedouin tribes, without
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employing long passages devoted to explanation, and relating the adventures of Alec, without having to dispel belief.
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Subjects

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1945

ISBN

0394906020 / 9780394906027
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