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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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Feb 10, 08

it was amazing
Read in February, 2008

I revisited this classic horse story not knowing what to expect, really. I have found that I can't really trust my childhood memories. In this case, however, the years made no difference. The odd thing I noticed while reading this book was how completely I'd internalized the messages regarding animals and how one should treat them. I know that I must have read this 20 or 30 times before I was 14, but I didn't realize that I was memorizing whole chunks of it and grafting it into my moral code. It's a wonderful book.
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Adeline ya its so good

message 2: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Reece Melody... I'm writing a blog about early childhood readings... can I quote you re "grafting it into my moral code"... that's wonderful.

Melody Sure! :)

Melody I'd like to see the post- will you drop the link here when it's up?

message 5: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Reece Melody... will do!
You can check out my blog at:

message 6: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Reece Melody... I've just published the blog post about, among other things, Black Beauty. Here's the link:

I've linked your name to this page on Goodreads. Thanks again. Your comment made the post work.

message 7: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Reece Melody... you're such a great reviewer. Would you like to read a Y.A. novel I've just uploaded to Kindle? email me at and let me know... I'll send you a pdf file. You can see the book at this site on Amazon:

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