Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
One of the best loved animal stories ever written, the dramatic and heartwarming Black Beauty is told by the magnificent horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire's estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse. No one can ever forget the gallant Black Beauty, a horse with a white star on his forehead and a heart of unyielding courage.

Baker & Taylor
A horse in nineteenth century England describes his experiences with both cruel and kind owners.

Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, 2011, 1986
ISBN: 9780451531742
Branch Call Number: PB FIC SEW
Characteristics: xv, 222 p. ;,18 cm.

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Lindseycruz
Mar 03, 2020

This was my first time reading this book. I thought it was very sad and heart breaking with all the mistreating of horses that were talked about in this book. Though it wasn't like that all the time some people really did care for Black Beauty and that made you happy. But other times it really made you sad to hear that the horses aren't being cared for and that the drivers whipped them if they weren't doing what they were sopposed to do and that really was horrible to read about. Luckily I found at the end that he found a nice and caring home with people that really do want to take care of him. I give it a 3 star rating. It was happy at times and other times not so happy.

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FishcakeUdon
Dec 24, 2019

Is it good I wanna do this book for my reading project

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 06, 2019

Black Beauty is a touching novel that follows the dramatic life of a horse. Throughout the book, Black Beauty meets many different owners - some lovely and some outright despicable. She also meets fellow horses that have faced extreme difficulties of their own. This book makes you consider the treatment of horses and how human pursuit of beauty may compromise the well-being of these thoughtful animals. Black Beauty is an absolute tear-jerker that any animal lover will enjoy. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 5 because I really love the plot and the message, and I have read it over five times throughout my life. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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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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Sharkyn888
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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troubleinspace
Dec 02, 2015

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

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Man123
Aug 14, 2014

COOL HORSE

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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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