Cover image for The black stallion's ghost / by Walter Farley, illustrated by Angie Draper.
Title:
The black stallion's ghost / by Walter Farley, illustrated by Angie Draper.
ISBN:
9780679869504
Publication Information:
New York, Random House [1969]
Physical Description:
187 pages illustrations 22 cm
Abstract:
Alec Ramsay's life is changed after he spends a terrifying night lost in the Florida Everglades with a deranged Frenchman who is helping him search for the runaway black stallion.
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Summary

While riding the Black in the Everglades one day, Alec meets a man astride a ghostly gray mare. Alec's fascination with the man turns to fear as he realizes the man is dangerously close to insanity. Soon Alec and the Black are caught up in a deadly chase through the depths of the Everglades, where a misstep could be fatal.


Author Notes

Walter Farley was born in Syracuse, New York on June 26, 1915. He began writing The Black Stallion when he was a student at Columbia University and completed it while working as an advertising copywriter in New York City. It was an immediate success when it was published in 1941. During World War II, he served in the army where he wrote the second book in the series, The Black Stallion Returns. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he became a full-time author. He wrote 20 novels in the Black Stallion series. His also wrote a fictionalized biography of America's greatest Thoroughbred, Man O'War. He died of heart failure on October 17, 1989 at the age of 74.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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