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Black Beauty - Anna Sewell, Charlotte Hough, Meg Rosoff
Black Beauty
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Black Beauty is a Puffin Classic by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty... show more
Black Beauty is a Puffin Classic by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive...With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twelve best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2008. Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general. The Puffin Classics: Red Badge of Courage; Anne of the Island; Wuthering Heights; Anne of Avonlea; Kidnapped; What Katy Did; The Happy Prince; David Copperfield; Robin Hood; Peter Pan; The Secret Garden; Black Beauty; The Call of the Wild; Huckleberry Finn; Sherlock Holmes; Little Lord Fauntleroy; The Wizard of Oz; Just So Stories; Treasure Island; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Little Women; Oliver Twist; The Wind in the Willows; The Secret Garden; and, the Princess and the Goblin.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141321035 (0141321032)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
4.0 Black Beauty
~*Full review here on The Bent Bookworm!*~“Good luck is rather particular who she rides with, and mostly prefers those who have got common sense and a good heart.”Black Beauty is a book of anthropomorphic animals. Highly intelligent animals. While told in the language of its time (roughly the 1870s-...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Black Beauty (Scholastic Classics)
3.5 starsThis is one of those books that makes you think. Anyone who wants a pet or who wants to learn about horses should really read it. It's from the horse's POV and tells things humans don't think about. Also, it has lots of great life lessons. It's a good read for all ages, but I recommend ...
LyraLaJeune
LyraLaJeune rated it
3.0 Die Autobiographie eines Pferdes
As a young colt, Black Beauty gallops in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, he swaps a life of freedom and happiness for one of work and toil. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men w...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
3.0 Black Beauty
This book marks my sixth (#6) book read in my Classics Challenge to read 50 classics in 5 years. Most people have read this long before my age and consider it a childhood favorite. I had several horse-loving girlfriends growing up and surprisingly this never made it into my hands. Told in the persp...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
3.0 Black Beauty
This book marks my sixth (#6) book read in my Classics Challenge to read 50 classics in 5 years. Most people have read this long before my age and consider it a childhood favorite. I had several horse-loving girlfriends growing up and surprisingly this never made it into my hands. Told in the per...
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