Welcome to the week! I hope you’ll join me each day, and to start things off, I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane by sharing one of my favorite book series as a kid: The Black Stallion Series, by Walter Farley.
I liked the Black Stallion covers as much as the books themselves. Who could resist the beautiful horses? Mr. Farley created such a bond between Alec Ramsay and his horse, Black, entertaining me for countless hours. My favorite in the series was The Black Stallion Revolts, where Alec had amnesia. My next favorite was The Island Stallion, about a flame-colored stallion on a mysterious island. And the ultimate…The Black Stallion and Flame, a showdown between the two stallions.
Just the other day while at B&N, I checked the kids section to see if they still carried the series. They do, though only the first two books of the series were on the shelf. The others are available to order. They’ve redone the covers with reissued editions, but I still prefer the old ones.
Quick fun fact: The Black Stallion was first published in 1941.
I had no idea back when I was reading the books in the 80’s that they were already over 40 years old. I never thought to check copyright dates back then. One of these days, I’m going to have to pick one up to do some rereading. I have no doubt I’ll still enjoy them.
Your turn. What is a series you read as a kid that is still near and dear to your heart?
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Stacey Joy Netzel