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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.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on September 9, 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375855823
ISBN-13: 9780375855825
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  • breyaann lauverMonday, May 6, 2019 at 11:33 am
    i have the book
    • tibebyguxeweve
      tibebyguxeweveWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:26 am55 stars
      M.T In the beginning of the book Alec Ramsey goes on the Drake (a boat to get to New York) and the boat started to sink and while the boat was sinking, Alec got saved by a huge stallion. The Black(the stallion) brought Alec to a random island. On the island, Alec got the ride of his life! Then a few days later a boat came to save Alec and the Black. Then when Alec and the black got to New York, the Black and another stallion got in a fight. The other stallion was a chestnut color. When Alec got home, ( to his house) he went to his neighbors house and asked if Alec could use their barn. When Ale c's neighbor Henry saw the Black, he knew right away that the Back could race in the match race between Cyclone and Sun Raider. Every morning at 2:00, Henry took the Black and Alec to a track that Henry's friend Jake worked at. Then after a lot of training, Alec, Henry, and the Black went to the match race between Cyclone and Sun Raider in Chicago. When the match race was about to start, Sun Raider kicked the Black and the Black started to bleed. Then when the match race started the Black had to stay behind and then the Black started to race the other horses so that the Black could win. Then the Black won the match race. I would recommend this book to other people.
      • S.ATuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:21 pm
        On Alec's' way to New York the ship drake sink. Then the stallion save Alec by a rope .Then they ended up in a island. After days a boat came to the island and save Alec and the Stallion and took them home. Then there they meet Henry and Henry had a barn to keep the stallion in.After days Henry and Alec found about a match race. Then they trained the black for the race. Finally the big day was here the race. The stallion won the big race. My favorite park was when the stallion won the race because all that hard work payed off.
        • jitajaba-154991159530
          jitajaba-154991159530Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm44 stars
          The stallion was that it was there and alec .was sad that he can not and the alce was sacy of him and the ship was to. And some are ther and the black . am
          • nudotybipusany
            nudotybipusanyTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:07 pm55 stars
            Alec ramsay gets shipwrecked on a desert island with a Stallion and gets saved after six weeks by a passing ship to Rio and catches a ride to New york and meets a horse jockey that tells him to put the Stallion in the race between the two fastest horses in the U.S and wins. The book is very suspenseful and fun. It would make a good book to read when you're bored. I would recommend this to my friends because it is very action packed but also a good book
            • ruvygagifabahi
              ruvygagifabahiTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:40 pm22 stars
              It was so long and it not fun and you do not want to teat a week on it and i like some think a bat it the horse saved Alec and they were on a island and at the and he won and one think i like is the horse had a cut on him and he won and one think i do not like is it was so long.
              • j.j.sTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm
                in the begging Alec went on a ship named the drake and he saw a horse that was huge. and later that day Alec was feeding the horse sugar. and later that night the drake was sinking and Alec jumped of. and the horse he was feeding came to save him. and then they went to shore the next day.Alec was making a place to live in and then Alec and the horse were bonding,and then Alec call the hose the black. and there place to live in was burning on fire. and then some people came to see what was going on and the people saved them. in the middle Alec went home and then when Alec road the black he was fast so they tried to get the black in horse racing and some one knew a person that can get him in the race so Alec and black where practiced for a long time. at the end Alec and the black was in the race and the black got in a fight with Cyclone. and the black cached up and people were saying that the black was the fastest horse ever. and then Alec and the black won. and then Alec saw mom and dad and eh was happy.
                • M.MTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm
                  This book has many settings so a summary of this text would be that Alec and the stallion were both put on a ship and the ship crashed the stallion and Alec survived and landed on an island, they found other people on the island that helped them get to New York. They then met Henry and his wife which allowed them to keep The Black/ the stallion on there land, Henry and Alec decided that The Black should race so they trained him and got him in a big race. The Black won! My opinion is that this book is extremely fascinating. My favorite part of the book is when they are on the island, this my favorite part of the book because it teaches the reader some survival skills and cool objects and food that are found on island's. However I do wish the book could have explained in greater detail how Alec's mother felt about Alec racing.
                  • BPTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm
                    It is a good book it is a really interesting book. The book is about a kid named Alec and he is on a boat going to new york and his bout crashes and he sees a stallion and he grabs the rope attached to him and gets taken to an island. Then several weeks later he gets rescued by these people who think they see people on the island. They were right so they took Alec on their boat and take him to another area where he gets on another boat and the black gets in a fight with another horse. So they have to break up a fight and then the bout gets to new york and he sees his parents. Then he goes home asks his neighbors if he could put the black in their stall in their barn. They say yes and the owner of the house Henry is a horse racing champion and they train the black and tell their newspaper writer friend Jim Neville. He talks about how fast the horse is and that he would win in a race against cyclone and sun raider and they let the black race them. So on the race track the match the race is about to start and the black and sun raider get in a fight and Alec gets off to check the wound. But the race starts and the black goes and they are so far behind no one thinks they could win but the black does it he beats cyclone and sun raider and gets an award.
                    • jyzulujuguraci
                      jyzulujuguraciTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm55 stars
                      A kid named Alec and a horse have a boat crash on an island for 16 days and he gets rescued he travels to New York, his home. He finds a place for the horse and meets the stable owner, Henry. Alec and Henry train the horse to go into racing. Jim Neville a news reporter writes a newsletter and says the black stallion is the fastest horse in the world. The two fastest horse racers accept the match race and the stallion and Alec win the race and the stallion is declared the fastest horse in the world. I do recommend the book. it leaves you in suspense, worry, and happiness. I liked when Alec and the stallion crash in the island.