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Anna Sewell : Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell
Title: Black Beauty
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Date: 1989-06
ISBN: 0590423541
Publisher: Scholastic
Latest: 2014/10/19
Weight: 0.3 pounds
Size: 4.18 x 6.79 x 0.73 inches
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Previous givers: 2 Losse (Australia), Ashley (USA: PA)
Previous moochers: 2 Helen (Australia), Sharon (USA: GA)
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Here is the bestselling horse story ever published--one told from the unique perspective of the beautiful black stallion, Black Beauty. This classic is one of the most beloved stories of all time--now available in the Apple Classics line! Review
"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 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)"

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