Black Beauty (Scholastic Classics)
One of the most beloved horse stories of all time, with an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine.As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy. But when his owner is forced to sell him, his life changes drastically. He has many new owners--some of them cruel and some... show more
One of the most beloved horse stories of all time, with an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine.As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy. But when his owner is forced to sell him, his life changes drastically. He has many new owners--some of them cruel and some of them kind. All he needs is someone to love him again...Whether pulling an elegant carriage or a ramshackle cab, Black Beauty tries to live as best he can. This is his amazing story, told as only he could tell it.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
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...
~*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-...
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 ...
The first non-picture book that I read on my own, in my own room, voluntarily, aged 7. It was a revelation, and started a delight in books that will last as long as I do.
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...