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Black Beauty by Robin McKinley

Black Beauty (edition 1986)

by Robin McKinley (Adapter), Anna Sewell (Author), Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

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Title:Black Beauty
Authors:Robin McKinley (Adapter)
Other authors:Anna Sewell (Author), Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
Info:New York: Random House, c1986. 68 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Collections:Your library, Unreviewed, RM, To read (inactive)
Tags:horses, used, type: hardback, age: children's

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A Storybook Edition of Anna Sewell's Classic Black Beauty [adapted - McKinley] by Robin McKinley



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For Pauline, exquisite equestrian and loyal friend of all creatures, two-footed and four-footed - S.J.
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The first place I remember is as large pleasant meadow, where I lived with my mother.
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adapted by Robin McKinley - please do not combine with the original work
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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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