Walter Farley. The Black Stallion Returns
Random House, $19.95, ISBN: 0394806026, 299 pg.
Reviewed by Stephanie, Age 9

Night hung black and heavy about the old barn. An iron gate creaked a short distance away. A few minutes later a short figure of a man slid alongside the barn.

The Black Stallion Returns is about a horse and his boy. In the beginning, Alec’s horse gets captured. Alec goes after him, and he brings Henry and Mr. Volence with him. After they get to Arabia, they set out on a caravan across the desert. Half way there, all the tour guides get killed by desert raiders. So Alec, Henry and Mr. Volence are left alone with one camel and no food or water. In the end, Alec does not get his horse back, but he gets the finest purebred in the world.

My favourite part was when Alec is riding his horse, gets captured, and almost gets run off a cliff. I liked this part because there is so much action and it is “sort of” scary, but I kept on reading because I wanted to know what happens next.

I loved this book because there is so much adventure and surprises. I think that anyone who likes horses and mystery would really enjoy this book. The characters are very believable. I do not know anyone like them. I like the style the author writes it in because the sentences and words fit together and make a lot of sense.

I give this book a rating of five out of five stars.


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