Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Book - 2007
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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters
Publisher: New York : F. Watts, [2007]
ISBN: 9780531169810
0531169812
Characteristics: x, 203 p. ; 25 cm

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marybellinger
Nov 12, 2020

We have all "heard" of "Black Beauty". I had never read it or seen the movie. I found it so incredible that a book written in the 1800's could have so much in common with today's world. Amazing! Anna Sewell taught me much about horses, and about the many ways that we can abuse them. She did it in a heartwarming, page-turning, story. Loved it! Glad I saved it for adulthood, although I am pretty sure that I would have enjoyed it as a teen.

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Yunalynn
Sep 30, 2020

I love this book. I know that you will too.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2020

This is a great book about a beautiful black horse who recounts the tales of his life. He meets lots of new animals and horses along the way as moves from one farm to another, changing from the countryside to a big city. The story makes you laugh and cry, but has a happy ending so it cheers you up. I think this book is perfect for 9-12 year olds. It was first published in 1887 but definitely stands he test of time. I give this book a 5 star rating. It is one of my favourite books I have ever read! @GymGirl of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 06, 2019

Black Beauty is a touching novel that follows the dramatic life of a horse. Throughout the book, Black Beauty meets many different owners - some lovely and some outright despicable. She also meets fellow horses that have faced extreme difficulties of their own. This book makes you consider the treatment of horses and how human pursuit of beauty may compromise the well-being of these thoughtful animals. Black Beauty is an absolute tear-jerker that any animal lover will enjoy. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 5 because I really love the plot and the message, and I have read it over five times throughout my life. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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ryner
Dec 16, 2017

My inner child was just as charmed reading 'Black Beauty' in my early 40s as I recall having been in my youth. Sewell gives such a genuine, honest voice to the noble creature that the reader is nearly convinced that the book is truly authored by a horse. The instances of inhumane treatment of animals are difficult to swallow, particularly when viewed through a modern lens, though as that was the author's purpose one must admit she was successful in her objective. I suspect few people were standing up to animal cruelty in 1877. The story holds up well, despite having been published 140 years ago, and remains a delightful read which had me teary-eyed at its conclusion.

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black_horse_628
Sep 28, 2016

I loved this book so much! I love how it was from the point of view of Black Beauty himself. You can rarely find books like this one.

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JDwyer439
Jun 30, 2016

I loved this book because you can imagine the feelings of the horse and how many things it had to go through throughout his life.

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blue_horse_2854
Jun 01, 2016

This was the first book I got from the library and it instantly became my favorite book. I'm a strong horse lover (as you can tell from my user name) and this classic book was one of the best horse books that I've read. I LOVE IT!!! <3 <3 <3
For any age that wants to read it!! If you want to read a classic book read this one.

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Man123
Aug 14, 2014

COOL HORSE

Taylorkate Aug 14, 2014

It was AMAZING!!!!!! I loved the ending how Black Beauty had a good home and the writer didn't include the horse dying like some horse books do. I am So glad I read it. :)

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Sep 30, 2020

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Jul 21, 2016

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Man123
Aug 14, 2014

FUN

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H22818313
Mar 13, 2012

summary great rea i strongly advise you to read this because its just amazing i tellyou !

lms May 09, 2008

"McKinley has managed to retain Beauty's unique voice. This version brings back the sharpened cruelty towards Beauty and his companions, and McKinley has rightfully retained the pain and the sadness of some of the incidents. Children will still weep at the death of Ginger, and Jeffer's portrayal of the fire is quite frightening." (Novelist Review)

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Aug 14, 2014

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