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Black Beauty - Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff
Black Beauty
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A horse is a horse of course, unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its... show more
A horse is a horse of course, unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness. Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails--in a gentle, 19th-century manner--against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty's fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse-human relationships to human-human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all. (Ages 9 to 12)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780141334882 (0141334886)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 Black Beauty (Scholastic Classics)
I remember having read this in 3rd or 4th grade and having liked it. Basically, we have the autobiography of a horse. Black Beauty, it seems, is a stallion (or gelding, we're never told). I always assumed that with a name like that he was a she. But nope! A guy horse. None-the-less, all the 9-year o...
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...
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