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The story is told in Black Beauty's own words. Beauty's friends are hard to forget, especially high-spirited Ginger. Anna Sewall's words are full of loving empathy for these beautiful animals. The story was set in 19th century England, at a time when almost everyone came into frequent contact with horses ...more
Autobiography of a horse in early 1800's London...
5 Bright and shining gold stars
Black Beauty was one of my favorite childhood stories and I greatly enjoyed re-reading it as an adult!!! The book has not lost any of its magic over time (if it is truly for the 9-12 year old crowd as billed, consider me young at heart)!
Told from the point of view of a horse, Black Beauty's early upbringing with his wonderful mother and agreeable master was joyful. Next, ...more
BLACK BEAUTY, with the help of some of her friends and acquaintances, narrates her own life story in this absolute gem of a children's classic. I've always loved the beauty and grace of horses, but now have an even greater respect and appreciation for them......and their needs.
A few heartbreaking stories are told here, but the positive, encouraging message...more
The story follows Black Beauty from his days as a foa ...more
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Since this is basically a children's book, my rating is based on my reaction to it as a child reader. If I re-read it now and rated i ...more
The author effortlessly inspired me to suspend disbelief and lose myself in the world of a horse via his thoughts and impressions!
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Reading this book I was surprised by three things: First of all, it was completely different from what I expected. I had kind of imagined a story about a wild horse. This so totally wasn't the case. The second thing was, that Anna Sewell turns out to be the Charles Dicken ...more
This story is overflowing ...more
I was surprised at the date this was written. It has a "whenever, whatever time" kind of feel to it and I loved that. Unfortunately, I didn't like much else. It was splendidly written, though at times it felt more like an instruction manual on how to look after horses than anything else. I just didn't enjoy the disjointed way it was told: obviously anything written from the P.O.V. of a horse isn't going t ...more
I grew up in a house that was home to abandoned or injured critters and adoptive pets. I adored animals and being the anti-social child that I was always found a non-judgemental, loving friend in them. So it was only ...more
I've read this years ago as a child but forgot most of what the book is actually about. I think I didn't even catch on the moral Black Beauty tries to convey here! I was also disinterested when it comes to animals back then and I was absolutely increduled at the idea of reading in a horse's point of view. Also, the part where Ginger died and got carted away left me utterly depressed. I dropped the book and did not look back... until now, that is.
Today, I realize how ...more
Descobrir edições bonitas de clássicos a adicioná-los à pilha por ler.
Nesta onda, descobri este livrinho, que é um clássico infantil e que, também tem uma adaptação cinematográfica, que conto ver em breve.
"Black Beauty" traz-nos a história de um cavalo desde o seu nascimento até à sua velhice.
Black Beauty é um cavalo que, desde que nasce até aos seus primeiros anos, tem uma vida que ele adora, ...more
Black Beaut ...more
Set in turn of the century London this book was a moving and powerful read for me, I recall feeling quite emotional in parts and read it numerous times. I was in love with Black Beauty, like many ...more
The style of the book is simple but Black Beauty is so exquisitely written that it caused me to cry.
Looking at the internet today, I see that as it is in the public domain it costs nothing to purchase on Kindle. Incredible to see that.
I recommend this book to all ages.
I also believe that it has value for other reasons, and I don't believe this is a novel that should ever have been relegated to 'children's literature', for two reasons. The 'animal's perspective' angle is one that I believe many p ...more
Born into a strict Quaker family who lived at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, she was brought up to believe in the importance of self-reliance, moral responsibility and 'tender consideration for the Creatures of God'. From an ...more