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Anna Sewell : Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

Author: Anna Sewell
Title: Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 208
Date: 1989-08-15
ISBN: 0812504283
Publisher: Aerie
Latest: 2012/04/16
Weight: 0.25 pounds
Size: 0.53 x 4.25 x 6.75 inches
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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Black Beauty includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer. 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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