The article written by Isidro Carter
My favorite book is The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. I read this book when I was a child and this book, along with the complete follow-up series has remained one of my top favorite reads over decades. Interesting, engaging, and filled with action-packed adventure, The Black Stallion is a wonderful read that both kids and adults can enjoy.
In the beginning of the book, the main character, Alex Ramsey, is a young boy who is in a ship wreck. Also on the ship is a wild black stallion from the Arabian Desert. Though he is a wild and untamed stallion and the boy is young and unfamiliar with horses, they are the only two creatures on the island other than venomous snakes and other wild habitat. The boy and horse form a bond that is unbreakable and Alex begins spending his days riding the thrillingly fast stallion over the beaches of the island.
Once they are rescued, after several weeks spent stranded together, the boy takes the horse back to the United States with him where he meets a professional race horse trainer. Demonstrating incomparable speed, The Black, as the horse is known, is set to race against the nation’s leading Thoroughbreds in a match race. I have found that though I enjoy watching Direct.TV when I am not reading, that this books is a favorite of my collection.