Title: The Black Stallion By Walter Farley

Contemporary Realistic Fiction


Farley, W., 1915-1989, & Ward, K. (1941). The black stallion. New York: Random House.

Short Summary:  This book is about a teenage boy Alec Ramsey befriends a wild stallion, called Black. After  being aways from his family for five months, they arrive in New York and gets picked up by a newspaper. Alec trains Black to become a racehorse, and they attended numerous races.

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: 2-5

Intended Readers: This is a great book for students who love to read about horses, and racing. This is also a great chapter book, especially for students who are just starting to read them.

Personal Response: I thought this was an extremely great book because I love reading about horses. I would rate this book five out of five stars.

Text Dependent Question: What did Alec do to get the newspaper to notice him?