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The author of the book: Walter Farley
Edition: Perfection Learning
Date of issue: March 1st 1980
ISBN 13: 9780812432282
Format files: PDF
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The main characters of this book are Pitch, Steve, and Tom. Pitch is an archaeologist. He found this island and is looking for things from the Spanish Conquistadors. Azul Island is believed to have been the island where the Spanish stayed and built tunnels. Steve is Pitch’s best friend. He came to the island the year before with Pitch and met his stallion, Flame. Tom is Pitch’s fostered brother. He is so big and muscular that he rules Antago because everyone is scared of him so they obey him.
The setting of this book takes place on Azul Island in the summer. The whole problem started when they had to go to Antago for the vet, and when they had set sail Tom saw them and wanted to follow them to the secret hideout. He found the way in to Azul Island and wanted to take over the prized land with the power of his bull whip. He wanted to trap Steve and Pitch with no food and leave them to die. Then he started to beat Flame, Steve’s stallion, so he could then have full control over the island. Tom is determined to break Flame to obey him. It is all solved when Flame and Tom are on the ledge and Tom tripped on his bull whip. He fell off of the 300 ft. tall ledge onto the bottom. Steve passed out and when he awoke was told from Pitch that Tom didn't survive the fall and that they were safe and free from him. They went to Antago to get police to come and remove his body from the island.
I thought the book was amazing in the beginning until Tom came in. When he started abusing Flame, I wanted to get in the book and do something to him. It made me so mad! I didn't want to go on, but I didn't want to give up though. I was so happy when Tom died that I felt bad for being so happy. Overall, I suppose it was pretty exciting with all of the action that was in it.
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Read information about the authorWalter Farley's love for horses began when he was a small boy living in Syracuse, New York, and continued as he grew up in New York City, where his family moved. Young Walter never owned a horse. But unlike most city children, he had little trouble gaining firsthand experience with horses-his uncle was a professional horseman, and Walter spent much of his time at the stables with him.
"He wasn't the most successful trainer of race horses," Mr. Farley recalled, "and in a way I profited by it. He switched from runners to jumpers to show horses to trotters and pacers, then back to runners again. Consequently, I received a good background in different kinds of horse training and the people associated with each."
Walter Farley began to write his first book, THE BLACK STALLION, while he was a student at Brooklyn's Erasmus Hall High School and Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, and
finished it while he was an undergraduate at Columbia University. It was published by Random House when he was 26. He used his first advance to go traveling and after that hardly stopped longer than it took him to write another book. He traveled and lived in Mexico, Hawaii, the South Seas, most of the South American countries, the Caribbean Islands, and Europe.
The appearance of THE BLACK STALLION in 1941 was hailed by enthusiastic boys and girls all over the country. An avalanche of mail urged Mr. Farley to write more about Alec Ramsey and the Black. But World War II intervened. Mr. Farley went into the US Army, where he spent the next five years. Most of the time he was assigned to Yank, the army weekly magazine, and he was also trained in the Fourth Armored Division.
After the war Walter Farley resumed the adventures of Alec and the Black with THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS. This was followed by SON OF THE BLACK STALLION. Then Mr. Farley tried his hand at a story about a new boy, Steve Duncan, and a new horse, Flame, in THE ISLAND STALLION. Mr. Farley's readers were just as delighted with this book as his others.
Mr. Farley went on to write many more stories about the two stallions, and about other horses as well. Children of all ages have found Farley titles to enjoy, since many of the later stories were written for Mr. Farley's own children when they were too young to read his Stallion novels. And older readers and adults have been gripped by his fictionalized biography of America's greatest Thoroughbred, Man O'War. Walter Farley's titles reached a grand total of 34. The 21 Black Stallion and Island Stallion stories are still in print and selling steadily. His readers respond with passion, writing him thousands of letters and emails every year. In May 1949, the first Black Stallion Club was founded, in Kentucky. Mr. Farley designed a membership button for it; the button was in constant demand among his readers for years. The Black Stallion books were so popular in the late 1940s and '50s that they York Times annual list of best-selling children's books. Three nationwide Black Stallion contests were held. Walter Farley's books have been published abroad in more than 20 countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Israel, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaya, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as in the United States and Canada.
All his life Walter Farley remained a keen spectator of the racing scene, and he enjoyed nothing more than hobnobbing with horse trainers and other professional horsemen. It is thanks to these people that his books are so full of authentic details of raising and training horses. When not busy working or traveling, Mr. Farley liked to ride dressage and high school Lippizaner horses. He also sailed and sometimes raced his 35-foot auxiliary sloop "Circe."
Mr. Farley and his wife Rosemary, had four children: Pam, Alice, Steve, and Tim, whom they raised on a farm in Pennsylvania and in a beach house in Florida. In addit
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