Little Black, a pony

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Random House Childrens Books, Aug 12, 1961 - Juvenile Fiction - 62 pages
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For many years, The Black Stallion books by Walter Farley have been among the most popular books with young readers on the Navajo Nation. With this in mind, Salina Bookshelf, working in conjunction with the Black Stallion Literacy Project, offers a new edition of the 1961 classic Little Black, A Pony. Translated into Navajo and completely re-illustrated by Baje Whitethorne, Sr. this book on friendship and unwavering loyalty promises to steal readers' hearts. A little boy is in love with horses. He takes Little Black, his very own pony, on rides all around his family's property. However, one day the boy decides to ride Big Red, a horse that can do practically everything--run fast, jump over obstacles, and even swim across rushing rivers! The boy begins spending more and more time with Big Red and less and less time with Little Black. However, when a ride on Big Red ends in a frightening accident, the boy must rely on Little Black to save him.

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A favourite of mine, as a child.


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About the author (1961)

Walter Farley, born in 1915, is best known for his Black Stallion series for young adults. Farley began writing his stories about horses when he was eleven years old, before he had any real experience with horses. He finally acquired some first-hand experience when he was a teenager working at his uncle's riding academy. Farley began writing The Black Stallion when he was a student at Columbia University and completed it during his first job in advertising in New York. It was an immediate success when it was published in 1941. Farley served in the army in World War II 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. Farley wrote 20 novels in the Stallion series; the books have been published in 14 languages. He has written other books for young adults as well. Walter Farley died in 1989.

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