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1 By: Kayleen Stevens

2 Walter Farley Started writing The Black Stallion while attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn Born 1915 in Syracuse New York His love of horses was fueled by his uncle Completed book in 1941 before graduating from Columbia University Married Rosemary Lutz in1945 He was in the Army during WWII Wrote for the Yank a publication for the Army They had four children together: Pamela, Alice, Steve, and Tim Died on October 16, 1989

3 Farley’s books sold over 12 million copies in the United States
In 1944 he received his first award the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award for The Black Stallion  His books are in print in 15 different countries Wrote 34 books The same award was presented to him just four years later, along with the Boys Club Junior Book Award for The Black Stallion Returns. In 1979, United Artists released a theatrical version of The Black Stallion. It was also later released as a film 1989, the Walter Farley Literary Landmark opened in Venice, Florida, to honor Walter’s and his wife’s literary and financial contributions Farley created these books to escape the real world by using his imagination to write books


5 Book List Man o' War The Black Stallion (1941)
Big Black Horse (young children's easy-reader version of The Black Stallion) Little Black, A Pony Little Black Goes to the Circus The Little Black Pony Races The Horse That Swam Away Great Dane Thor Walter Farley's How to Stay Out of Trouble with Your Horse: (1981) (nonfiction) The Black Stallion (1941) The Black Stallion Returns'' (1945) Son of the Black Stallion (1947) The Island Stallion (1948) The Black Stallion and Satan (1949) The Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt (1951) The Island Stallion's Fury (1951) The Black Stallion's Filly (1952) The Black Stallion Revolts (1953) The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (1954) The Island Stallion Races (1955) The Black Stallion's Courage (1956) The Black Stallion Mystery (1957) The Horse-Tamer (1958) The Black Stallion and Flame (1960) The Black Stallion Challenged (1964) The Black Stallion's Ghost (1969 The Black Stallion and the Girl (1971) The Black Stallion Legend (1983) The Young Black Stallion (1989) (with Steven Farley) Man o' War Book List

6 Walter wrote most of his book from his home in Florida that over looked the ocean. He said this,
“ It is good for my eyes to look up from the typewriter to the horizon. There’s been lots of close work through the years. And I love the water. We have a small Boston Whaler and a thirty-four-foot Rhodes-designed sloop. We sail a lot, race a little, and skin dive as much as possible… I also do lots of riding, mostly on Arabians.”

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