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by Walter Farley

When Steve Duncan is asked to go on an archeological search on a remote Caribbean island, he never imagines the stallion he will find there. But the giant horse is unapproachable, showing nothing but fear and fury towards people. When the stallion gets caught in quicksand, can Steve get close enough to save the wild horse?
Download The Island Stallion (Black Stallion) epub
ISBN: 0394843762
ISBN13: 978-0394843766
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Walter Farley
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (March 12, 1980)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1353 kb
FB2 size: 1545 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 996
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The story was daughter enjoyed the read. Unfortunately, the book arrived in only fair condition, but the seller had listed it as 'very good'. It quite literally fell apart upon handling. A section that fell out had to be taped back in and a thick section of pages in the middle of the book sticks out beyond the others and doesn't align when the book is closed. The pages are very yellowed. It looks like a relic from the 70's, which is fine if that's what the buyer wants, but it should have been described as such.
I first read THE ISLAND STALLION RACES when I was in grade school. I'd always much preferred the BLACK STALLION books to the ones about Flame, but this book was an exception. Farley went off into a whole new realm - science fiction. By introducing two visitors from outer space, Jay and Flick, he brought a wonderful magic and excitement to Steve and Flame's story that Azul Island had never been able to do for me. The visitors are delightful - fussy, rule-bound Flick (with his odd unexplained secret about some side trip he made on a previous voyage that he doesn't want revealed) and young-spirited, wildly enthusiastic Jay, with his passion for race horses. Their constant bickering, and gradual revelation of their planet's astonishing history and technology kept me fascinated. And there is an overall theme of a benevolent, enchanting universe full of discovery and adventure that left me feeling joyful and "open to all things unknown and new." (Side note - The mysterious visitor at the beginning of THE BLACK STALLION MYSTERY - Is that Jay?)
I read every book in the Black Stallion series up through The Horse-Tamer, and The Island Stallion is my favorite. It must be everybody else's favorite, too, because it has received all 5-star reviews. I must have read this book ten times, at least. I loved the idea of the Caribbean Island long ago abandoned by the Spaniards, of the red horse high on the cliff, and of Steve Duncan making his way through the stone maze: tense, scary, and exciting. Walter Farley knew how to write great horse stories and great adventure stories. The first two books in the Black Stallion series testify to that. But The Island Stallion tops them all in suspense.
This book was written as part of the Black Stallion series, but it is it's own story about a different boy and a great red stallion.
This book was AMAZING! it is so full of adventure and mystery. As you read this book you will be filled with a mysterious excitement, and you will be on the edge of your seat, guaranteed! Flame is every kid/teen's dream horse, and Azul Island the place of enchantment! I hope ya'll enjoy it as much as I did!
This book is a MUST READ!!!
This is a fun read for anyone who wants to have a fabulous adventure.
Walter Farley is a classic! This book is a replacement to mine from childhood as it is falling apart. My daughter is now falling in love with Farley's gorgeous, wild, spirited horses!
If you love The Black Stallion books by Walter Farley, you should take a look at his "Island Stallion" books. This title "The Island Stallion Races", is about Steve Duncan, with the aid of two humanoid aliens, racing Flame! Flame is a herd stallion, as wild as the come! Will Steve be able to control him on a track with other stallions? Can Flame prove his speed to the world? Also, who are these aliens? This book was an exciting and adventrous read for kids and adults alike! Hard to find, but worth it!