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Walter Farley (1915 - 1989)

The Island Stallion
Random House, NY, 1948, 250 pp
illus Keith Ward


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The Black Stallion and Satan

Random House, NY, 1949, 208 pp., illus Milton Menasco

UK publications
Knight pb, 1992


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The Blood Bay Colt (also as The Black Stallion’s Blood Bay Colt)
Random House, NY, 1950, 307 pp, illus Milton Menasco

Paw Prints, 2008


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The Island Stallion’s Fury

Random House, NY, 1951, 246 pp, illus Harold Eldridge

Yearling

UK publications:

Knight 1975


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The Black Stallion’s Filly

Random House, NY, 1952, 309 pp, illus Milton Menasco

Yearling

UK publications:

Knight 1979, 1983


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The Black Stallion Revolts

Random House, NY, 1953, 305 pp, illus Harold Eldridge.

UK publications:

Knight, 1978


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The Black Stallion’s Sulky Colt
Random House, NY, 1954, 248 pp, illus Harold Eldridge

Yearling, 2006

UK publications:

Knight, 1986


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The Island Stallion Races
Random House, NY, 1955, 156 pp, illus Harold Eldridge

Yearling


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The Black Stallion’s Courage

Random House, NY, 1956, 242 pp, illus Milton Manesco

Yearling Books, 2004

UK publications:

Knight 1978, 1993


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The Black Stallion Mystery
Random House, NY, 1957, 202 pp, illus Mal Singer

Yearling Books, pb, 2004

UK publications:

Knight 1973, 1985
Severn House, 1982


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The Horse Tamer,

Random House, NY, 1958, 175 pp, illus James Schucker


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The Black Stallion and Flame

Random House, NY, 1960, 240 pp, illus
Harold Eldridge

Random House, 960
Yearling pb 2003

UK publications:

Knight 1974, 1982, 1987


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The Black Stallion Returns
Random House, NY,1945, illus Harold Eldridge

Yearling Books, pb, 1991

UK publications:
Collins, London, hb 1951, illus Hofbauer

Knight 1973, 1983, 1990

(all paperback)





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Son of the Black Stallion
Random House, NY,1947, illus Milton Menasco

Yearling, 2002, Paw Prints 2008

UK publications:

Collins, 1950, illus Hofbauer

Knight 1974, 1985, 1991


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Bibliography - horse books only

The Black Stallion
Random House, NY, 1941, illus Keith Ward

Random House, 1972

UK publications:

Peter Lunn, London, 1946, illus Keith Ward

Knight 1975, 1979, 1980, 1992,

Hodder, 2000

Scholastic, 1974

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Little Black, a Pony

Random House Beginner Books, NY, 1961, 63 pp, illus James Schucker

UK publications:

Collins & Harvill, 1963


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The Black Stallion Challenged!
Random House, NY, 1964, 246 pp, illus Angie Draper

Yearling Books, pb

UK publications:

UK:  Knight  1978, 1983, 1989


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Little Black Goes to the Circus

Random House Beginner Books, NY, 1963, 61 pp, illus James Schucker

UK edition

Collins & Harvill, 1968


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The Black Stallion’s Ghost

Random House, NY, 1969, 187 pp, illus Angie Draper

Yearling

UK publications:

Knight 1982, 1985


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The Black Stallion and the Girl

Random House, NY, 1971, 214 pp, illus Angie Draper

Yearling, pb, 2005

As The Black Stallion and the Stranger

Knight, Leicester, 1988


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The Black Stallion Legend

Random House, NY, 1983, 177 pp

UK publications:

Knight pb, 1985, 1989


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The Young Black Stallion

(by both Steven and Walter Farley)

Random House, NY, 1989, 161 pp, cover Ruth Sanderson

UK publications:

Knight 1991


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The Little Black Pony Races

Random House, NY, 1968, 64 pp, illus James Schucker


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The Horse That Swam Away
Random House, NY, 1965, 75 pp, illus Leo Summers


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The Black Stallion
50th Anniversary Edition

Random House 1991

illustrated by Dominic D'Andrea

Black Stallion spin offs

Many thanks to Fran Fignar for writing this section.


Big Black Horse

Random House, NY, 1953, n.p., illus James Schucker

Publicity Products, London, 1955

This is one of the better spin-off books, written apparently by Walter Farley and adapted from the original for, I'm guessing, about Third Grade readers. The story only covers the action up to Alex bringing The Black home to New York. Henry Dailey and racing are not included. The illustrations are very nice and it is a good children’s book, with oversized illustrated boards. I don't believe it's in print any more but you see quite a few copies on eBay so it's not very hard to find.


The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns

United Artists, 1982 and 1983
"Story, music and photos from the Original Motion Picture". These are both 24 page paper wrap booklets of the photo stories produced by United Artists in 1982 and 1983 respectively. MOST of the photos were in the movie. Since the film THE BLACK STALLION was almost completely re-edited before it was released, there were lots of scenes that actually ended up on the cutting room floor, and some of the photos are from those portions. Some copies of these two booklets include 45 RPM phonograph records . Later editions had cassette tapes with the simple text story and music.


The Black Stallion - A Cat In The Hat Beginner Book
Random House, NY,1966, n.p. Illus Sandy Rabinowitz

This is an easy reader version adapted by Walter Farley and illustrated in colour by Sandy Rabinowitz. It again only covers the story from Alec and The Black on the ill-fated Drake until they are rescued and arrive in New York. Simple text, lovely illustrations. Sandy Rabinowitz did all the cover illustrations for the original paperback editions of the Black Stallion series. This has only appeared in hard cover and is rather hard to find.




Man O'War

Random House, NY, 1962, 327 pp, ilus Angie Draper

Random House, 1962

Bantam, 1978


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