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Black Beauty [Kindle Edition]

Anna Sewell
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Black Beauty, one of the best-selling novels of all time, is moving memoir of a horse named Black Beauty. Reflecting on his life from his time as a young colt in the English countryside to his life pulling a cab in the busy city of London, to his eventual retirement back in the countryside that he loves, Black Beauty reflects on both the cruelty and kindness he experienced at the hands of the humans who owned and worked him.

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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 manner--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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"One of the greatest books ever narrated by a horse, with a fine message: be kind to animals, and they'll be kind to you" (Michael Morpurgo Guardian)

"One of the most enchanting and best-loved children's stories of all time" (Mail on Sunday)

"This was the first book that reduced me to tears - I saw what it meant to campaign ardently and successfully for an important cause." (Esther Rantzen Daily Mail)

"So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" (National Association for the Teaching of English)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 849 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460927397
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (2 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BS930QI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant easy read 6 Feb. 2014
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After some of the difficult to follow books I had been reading this was a pleasure to read. The author made sure there was empathy with horses and although the ending was obvious there was a slight twist in the tail! (oops)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood memories 9 May 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading, not read since my childhood, so much easier to read on my kindle, I am looking for other books from my childhood days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for any new reader to try 27 Feb. 2015
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I read this book when I was younger as my Mother gave me her copy from her younger days and I have shared it with my children. Now having it on Kindle I can pass it onto the Grandchildren. A great read for any new reader to try........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Oct. 2014
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Really loved it took me back to my childhood
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