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Black Beauty
Black Beauty
Author: Anna Sewell, Leigh Hope Wood (Adapter), Richard Martin (Illustrator)
Black Beauty's tale, as told by himself, is the fascinating story of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of everyone's life. — Although his colthood and early life were happy, Black Beauty tastes the bitterness of cruel grooms and indifferent masters as he passes from hand to hand, progressing from the country...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780766607156
ISBN-10: 0766607151
Publication Date: 7/30/2004
Pages: 186
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Treasury of Illustrated Classics.
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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)-
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Black Beauty....this is a great classic that never goes out of style!
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I liked this book and anyone who likes horses should read it.
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An adaptation of the classic book. Reading level 3.0. The cover is different than the one shown.
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"Adapted for young readers and fully illustrated"
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My 4 and 5 year old kids liked reading this with their dad. There were some depressing and mean parts of the book that were a little too young for them. It was an enjoyable story for them though.
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about the life of a horse and all the owners mean and nice that it went through