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Black Beauty (original 1877; edition 2011)

by Anna Sewell

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Title:Black Beauty
Authors:Anna Sewell
Info:CreateSpace (2011), Paperback, 124 pages
Collections:13 OF 13 A BIT EARLY, 2012 READ LIST, Your library
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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877)

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Get ready to cry - or, at least I did. Horses, heroism - what more can you ask for? ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
One of my favorite books as a child. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Jan 25, 2016 |
loved this as a child. ( )
  JDHoliday | Jan 24, 2016 |
"Black Beauty" was my favourite book as a child, but as an adult reader it has lost its appeal. I don't like animal narrators and Black Beauty was just too perfect for my liking. He never complained, nor did he protest at the treatment he often received from his human owners.

Throughout the book I found many parts slow and I thought Sewell's message was heavy handed. I'm not sure how a 21st century child would cope with this book. I suppose those who are horse crazy would enjoy it, but I think many children would struggle as it is so far removed from their reality. I regret having reread "Black Beauty" as it has now forever spoilt my childhood memories of this book. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
"Black Beauty" was my favourite book as a child, but as an adult reader it has lost its appeal. I don't like animal narrators and Black Beauty was just too perfect for my liking. He never complained, nor did he protest at the treatment he often received from his human owners.

Throughout the book I found many parts slow and I thought Sewell's message was heavy handed. I'm not sure how a 21st century child would cope with this book. I suppose those who are horse crazy would enjoy it, but I think many children would struggle as it is so far removed from their reality. I regret having reread "Black Beauty" as it has now forever spoilt my childhood memories of this book. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
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Anna Sewellprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aldin, CecilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Andrew, IanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cortese, Edward F.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dennis, WesleyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doremus, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Gibson, FloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grealy, LucyAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heyer, CarolIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Keeping, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lewis, NaomiForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Redding, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, MontyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Tuliniemi, LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, Florence WhiteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To my dear and honoured Mother, whose life, no less than her pen, has been devoted to the welfare of others, this little book is affectionately dedicated.
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The first place that I can well remember, was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.
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.... there is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham....’ — Chapter 13, last paragraph.
… remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be toward man or toward beast. — Chapter 11 – Plain speaking
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isbn 0140300643 associated with the novel, not the abridgement.

ISBN 0140366849 is a Puffin edition of Black Beauty.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439228905, Mass Market Paperback)

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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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

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