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The Island Stallion Unknown Binding – 1976

4.8 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Island Stallion Series

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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Random House (1976)
  • ASIN: B003HFMURQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,592,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book is just as well-written as the black stallion series. Flame, a wild red horse young Steve Duncan thinks only exists in his dreams, is actually a real horse living in the confines of mysterious Azul Island, where he and his friend Pitch are camping. It takes a lot of critical thinking skills, physical strength and courage to finally get their way into the interior of the island. While they almost become lost in a series of caverns with many hidden treasures and burial grounds, they find Flame and his herd in a very vivid, lush valley. But when Flame loses his herd and almost his life to a challeging piebald stallion, it becomes a matter that Steve must see to that his majestic friend kills the piebald and regains his herd. This amazing novel contains suspense, adventure, mystery, and excitement. The pictures that are so clear to the reader that Farley can put in your head through his words is spell-binding. I must once again applaud Farley for this well-put together piece of literature known none other than 'The Island Stallion'.
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Format: Paperback
Flame the Island Stallion; he doesn't get as much attention as his "brother" The Black. But the Island Stallion is a remarkable book, for some it will be something fresh by Walter Farley, since you will be meeting new characters. The book its self is interesting in that half the book takes place on Azul Island, so for the most part the only people we see are Steve Duncan and his friend Pitch. One would think that would make for a boring story, but it doesn't there is just as much adventure in this book as some of the Black Stallion books. Just like the black stallion it is about a boys love for a wild stallion, a love which in a way tames the stallion. The book is told in a time period of 2 weeks so that is also very different from some of the Black Stallion books. I think most who have enjoyed reading Walter Farley's The Black Stallion (Books), being there with Alec and the Black. Will enjoy The Island Stallion where they will be there with Steven and Flame. Who wouldn't want to have a similar adventure like Steve has, finding a lost world that only you and someone else knows about and seeing these incredible beautiful horses, and to top off seeing some ancient artifacts.
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Format: Paperback
I loved this book as much if not more than the BLACK STALLION. I loved it so much that I could not bear to read the titles featuring 'BLACK STALLION MEETS FLAME" where my two favorite horses would be pitted against each other. It was an unfair pairing.

Wonderful fantastic adventure book. One of my all-time favorite horse stories right up there with KING OF THE WIND, and all the other WALTER FARLEY stories.
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Format: Paperback
When I was a kid, I was poking around in my parents' library one day when I found this book. I was overwhelmed when I read it. It had secret passages, skeletons, Spanish conquistadors and the most beautiful horse in the world living free and wild. What's not to like? I think I must have re-read the book a dozen times.

This is the book, in other words, that turned me into a reader. It was so captivating that I fell in love with not just this book but with reading itself. Someday soon I'll read it again and I know I'll be thrilled again.

I don't think it is possible or very useful to try to bring critical judgement to a book like this. It is sheer romanticism of the sort guaranteed to thrill a boy or girl. In its own way, it is perfect.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book about an wild stallion on Azul Island who the Black has met in the Black Stallion and Flame. Steve had dreams about this flame coloured stallion which only became real when he and his friends unlocked the secret of the island on a trip there. This brings them into the heart of an unknown world of horses who lived unseen by humans for centuries. When Steve begins to bond with Flame after Flame's defeat in a battle, he rescues him from death. Steve helps him to recover to finally win back his herd. The ending was the best part when Steve made a decision which would affect Flame's future. Leave him be on the island or take him to live with him in the world of civilisation? I respect his decision and I am glad that Walter Farley made it that way. That was what made the book so great combined with a great description of the enviroment and a real feel for horses. It shows the reader a picture of the wild horses. I think Walter Farley is a wonderful writer, way better than Steven Farley. I love all his books and this is one of his best books. Walter Farley at his best. You can tell he really likes horses a lot.
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Format: Turtleback
I bought (with my allowance) and read, in order, all of Walter Farley's books starting when I was 8 years old. The Island Stallion was by far my favorite of all the books and the one that I read over and over. I am 28 now and I plan to buy the complete set for my son when he's old enough to read since most of mine have been lost over the years.
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Format: Paperback
I received this book for Christmas many years ago and remember how exciting it was, I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter! My own daughter is now 10 years old and I've been reading some of my old books to her. Some of them haven't really stood the test of time, being not quite exciting enough for her to want to read them on her own. The Island Stallion was just as exciting for her as it was for me though. She loved the part where they were exploring the hidden tunnels and kept asking why on earth hadn't they made a movie of this book! Walter Farley's writing truly brings this book to life where you can just imagine what Azul Island must be like. This book has hooked my daughter on the Black Stallion series even more than the original book that started it all and now every time we go to a horse show she adds to her collection. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery adventure type book and I have to say that I enjoyed reading it even as an adult.
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