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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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  • Devin.STuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    This book is about a horse and a kid named Alec and the horse name is called the Black Stallion, and they were in a boat crash and ended up in a island. they weren't friends the first time they mean't. Then at the middle they trained because they were going to a match race for the horse, and he won. I recommended you should read this book because it's funny and cool, and my favorite part is when the Black come back from the fastest horses in the country named Cyclone and Sun Raider, and the Black came back and won.
    • nudotybipusany
      nudotybipusanyTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:33 pm55 stars
      Alec Ramsay is a survivor of a shipwreck that was him and a stallion that carries him to an unknown desert island. He spends 2 weeks at the island to be saved by a passing ship to take him to Rio to catch a ride to New york. When he gets there he takes the stallion to an old horse jockey who tells him to put up in a race against the two fastest horses in the U.S. Alec agrees and trains the Stallion. Alec and the jockey get the stallion in the race by Jim Neville. This book is very fun and has a lot of suspense. If you like a lot of suspense then this is the book for you. I would recommend to my friends because it has very loveable characters
      • jjmTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm
        This book was vary good like a kid named Alec finds a wild horse and tames it so he can be in the big race but he has no idey that there is a race agest sun rader and cyclone and wen he finds out about it he will be ready.
        • bezikemekemojo
          bezikemekemojoTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm55 stars
          A.C Alec Ramsey was going to New York on a ship and a wild stallion was on the ship to. Then a big storm came and the ship sank and the only survivors was Alec the horse. They got stuck on the island on and on the island they became very close. The a ship saw them and rescued them. Then they got another ship and went to New York and Alec names the horse the back. In New York he trains the stallion with a guy named Henry and the black makes a new friend named Napoleon and then they find out that the black can be in a race with two of the fastest horses cyclone and sun raider. On the day of the race the black is far behind from cyclone and sun raider but he runs super fast that he catched up to them and won the race. I would recommend this book because it is really interesting and it is a good book.
          • S.A.Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm
            Alec found the stallion in the boat called drake then the boat sink and the stallion save Alec from sinking then they ended up in a island. Then a other boat came and took them home and Alec took the stallion with him. After that they met Henry that had a place to to but the stallion in. Then Alec and Henry found out the was a match race. After that they started training the black.Then the big day came. The stallion was going to race with two other horses and the stallion won the bid match race.
            • S.M. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm
              I really liked this book because it's a lot about friendship and trust. I would recommend you to read this book because it's really interesting and as soon as you start reading it you wont want stop! The black was really all Alec could think of when he was on the ship, then when Alec and the Black had earned each others trust they were inseparable, I was so happy when Alec's parents let him keep the Black, and when they won the big race together!!
              • gizyvunyxanimo
                gizyvunyxanimoTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm55 stars
                I love this book so much that it is my #1 favorite book of all time. Alexander or Alec Ramsey goes on a boat called the Drake to get home in New york but little did Alec know the Drake sunk, on the Drake was a black horse that saves Alecs life by swimming to an Island. Alec get saved with The Horse ( the black) and brought home. Alec went back to New york and get the Black into a match race. I would recommened this to all my friends becuase this book has so many excited things.
                • jwTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm
                  Alec goes to new york and he takes a drake to rio and he meets a horse called the black stallion and they became friends and there was other horses and they became friends. I like this book because Alec saves the stallion and the stallion saves Alec. I would recomemened people to read this book because this is a book fun book that makes people get excited about chapters's that they want to keep on reading the chapters this is a good book i would keep on reading this a thousand times till im old.
                  • kilekywanizibo
                    kilekywaniziboTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm
                    The black stallion is a good book.My favorite part is at the beginning of the chapter when Alec meets the black. That's my favorite part because they both help each other and they both become friends.
                    • jovozacutikyku
                      jovozacutikykuTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm
                      The Black Stallion is about a boy named Alec and he used to race on horses but he stopped than he wanted to do it again with a horse called The Black. Also he would old shirts from when he would race and he would get sad but the thing is that the Black would not be able to stay still and he still needed to get trained but then once he was trained he went to a race in Chicago and Te Black did still go through a couple of stuff when they where in Chicago but the Black still one and i would recommend this book it is a very good book. M.C