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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 way--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) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
These books were gifts. I have no idea when they arrived or their condition or anything about them. They went to people at other addresses. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Allen
"best christmas present ever " the perfect book for a young girl in love with horses , it was probably the lesser of all the other expensive presents . there you have itPublished 14 months ago by Dorothy M Simpson
If you haven't read this in awhile, might be worth a read again. Or a great way to introduce this great story to a young child or even teen. Read morePublished 21 months ago by movielover
As a child I remember watching the movie Black Beauty over and over again. I just recently acquired the book on my Kindle and was not disappointed! Read morePublished on July 25 2012 by Kat
I grew up on the movie Black Stallion and didnt get the book until I was a bit older.. As much as I loved the movie I didnt think it was possible to trump it, sure enough this book... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2012 by Alissa
One of the best known books, almost everyone has heard of Black Beauty. The story is told from Black Beauty's point of view giving a totally different view of the world. Read morePublished on July 24 2010 by Middle Earth
I have chosen the Whole Story version of the classics, as it is loaded with colour illustrations on each page which help keep the story captivating for the whole family (including... Read morePublished on May 1 2010 by P.D.