Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Book - 1982
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Black Beauty is a marvellous animal; he lives a long, varied life and has many different owners who put him to all sorts of tasks, from being a riding and carriage horse on a country estate to a cab horse in town. His strength, sweet temper and fine instincts stay with him throughout his life.
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Puffin, 1982
ISBN: 9780140366846
0140366849
9780140350067
0140350063
Branch Call Number: LPLD880727132359
Characteristics: 207 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hough, Charlotte 1924-2008

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ryner
Dec 16, 2017

My inner child was just as charmed reading 'Black Beauty' in my early 40s as I recall having been in my youth. Sewell gives such a genuine, honest voice to the noble creature that the reader is nearly convinced that the book is truly authored by a horse. The instances of inhumane treatment of animals are difficult to swallow, particularly when viewed through a modern lens, though as that was the author's purpose one must admit she was successful in her objective. I suspect few people were standing up to animal cruelty in 1877. The story holds up well, despite having been published 140 years ago, and remains a delightful read which had me teary-eyed at its conclusion.

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Sherwynwang
Jul 16, 2017

I hope I like this book

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black_horse_628
Sep 28, 2016

I loved this book so much! I love how it was from the point of view of Black Beauty himself. You can rarely find books like this one.

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JDwyer439
Jun 30, 2016

I loved this book because you can imagine the feelings of the horse and how many things it had to go through throughout his life.

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blue_horse_2854
Jun 01, 2016

This was the first book I got from the library and it instantly became my favorite book. I'm a strong horse lover (as you can tell from my user name) and this classic book was one of the best horse books that I've read. I LOVE IT!!! <3 <3 <3
For any age that wants to read it!! If you want to read a classic book read this one.

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Chihuahualover
Dec 02, 2015

THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Man123
Aug 14, 2014

COOL HORSE

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Taylorkate
Aug 14, 2014

It was AMAZING!!!!!! I loved the ending how Black Beauty had a good home and the writer didn't include the horse dying like some horse books do. I am So glad I read it. :)

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katherinekar
Jul 14, 2014

It is a great book, superb for young readers too. This book should be more popular, as it teaches you a lesson and is excellent literature.

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julia_sedai
Jun 04, 2014

I love most books about horses and this one is no exception, but the author definitely uses the book from an animal's perspective in a preachy sort of way. However, I recommend it. There's a lot of good stuff in it and it's really interesting to see what people's (and horses) lives were like back then.

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Man123
Aug 14, 2014

FUN

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H22818313
Mar 13, 2012

summary great rea i strongly advise you to read this because its just amazing i tellyou !

lms May 09, 2008

"McKinley has managed to retain Beauty's unique voice. This version brings back the sharpened cruelty towards Beauty and his companions, and McKinley has rightfully retained the pain and the sadness of some of the incidents. Children will still weep at the death of Ginger, and Jeffer's portrayal of the fire is quite frightening." (Novelist Review)

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Aug 14, 2014

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