Sired by the champion Black Stallion, Black Storm is everything a race horse should be--strong and fast, brave and proud. But he is also very hard to handle, and his unruly nature makes him a misfit at Hopeful Farm. Young jockey Alec Ramsay continues to believe in the unpredictable colt, confident that Storm has it in his blood to become a champion steeplechaser. Unfortunately, Storm's trainer, Henry, has lost patience with the colt's violent mood swings and is threatening to sell the magnificent animal--at any price. Now Alec must convince Henry to allow him and Storm to enter one more race together. One more chance for the Black Stallion's Steeplechaser to prove himself a winner. And one last chance to save Hopeful Farm...
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Grade 4-7?In the latest saga involving the Black Stallion's offspring, a roguish young horse, appropriately named Storm, gives Alec Ramsey and his friend and trainer, Henry, a lot of headaches at Hopeful Farm. Henry is convinced that this animal is not worth any more of their time, but Alec believes that behind that feisty and unpredictable temperament is a talented, perhaps great horse worthy of his sire. With the help of Creo, a talented young rider whom Alec befriends, Storm proves that he is a champion as a steeplechaser and gains Henry's approval. For those who love the "Black Stallion" series, this will be a chance to meet one more of his progeny. Storm is the kind of problem horse whose antics enliven a story. However, the predictable plot and stock characters do not live up to the spirit of this four-footed protagonist and may interest only diehard fans.?Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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Praise for Steven Farley's The Black Stallion's Shadow (spring 1996):
"In the Farley tradition, the plot gallops off to a dramatic start...his simple writing style and fast-moving plot will satisfy those who've devoured previous adventures of the Black and his clan."--School Library Journal
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Book Description Random House Books for Young R, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679882006
Book Description Random House Books for Young R, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0679882006