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Anna Sewell's Black Beauty : the graphic novel (Marvel Classics Comics #5)

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A handsome and sweet-tempered horse, Black Beauty is strong and spirited. His mother warns him that there are bad, cruel men in the world, but Black Beauty sees none of it in his fine, happy home. Until the day when he is sold, when his life changes immeasurably and he finally sees the truth in his mother's words. As he moves from master to master, Beauty's adventures will ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 19th 2005 by Puffin (first published 1976)
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Lydia
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
So I'm not really treating this as the story, because I love the original story of Black Beauty, it's one of the books that influenced me to become a horsewoman, but instead I'm going to focus on the presentation.

For the most part, the drawings remind me of the "dramatic" style cartoons that used to be in the newspapers, Dick Tracy, Prince Valiant, those kinds, which is not necessarily a bad thing, and suits the tone of the story. However... well, the best word I can think to describe the book

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Kerri
Jan 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this graphic novel version of Black Beauty. It made me want to read the original, especially after I read the brief biography of Anne Sewell that is in the back of this version. I also thought it interesting to see some of the sketches by Brigman and how they came to life in the book. Black Beauty is a wonderful story for any animal lover and the graphic novel form helps it come alive for younger readers.
Natalie
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I liked the graphic novel even more than the original book, because it was so well drawn. It's true that the graphic novel couldn't capture a lot of the elements of the story, but the illustrators made up for it with how thoughtfully and carefully the content that WAS there was made.

A must read.
Janis
Mar 11, 2009 rated it liked it
This is the graphics version of the story. It was really interesting to see the story in 'cartoon' form. It gave the story the visual elements in a quick but fairly thorough way. Might be a good way to introduce the regular story to someone who doesn't like to read much.
Stephanna
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite stand alone book!
Starr05b17
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was kind of sad because they were keep on selling him but at last he found family.One man said his name. he knew him when he was little. But they keep him for ever.
Jasmin
Dec 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
I personally luv this book. It is so original and it inspires you to go help a animal.... i guess :))
Noor
Mar 17, 2009 added it
so nice best book
if you love horses pls its the best book to read.
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Lately we're on a graphic novel kick because my oldest squirt's BFF introduced her to the Babymouse series. While at the berry, my oldest and I picked Black Beauty, the graphic novel written by Anna Sewell, retold by L.L. Owens, and illustrated by Jennifer Tanner, for my youngest squirt, and, boy, did we score.

My first grader was immediately drawn to the striking cover which was comprised of Black Beauty set against a cobalt blue background.

After reading the story on her own, my youngest then wa
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Yifan
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty nice and interesting book to read, especially for children or ELLs. It tells the life of a beautiful horse named Black Beauty.The background was in the 1800s when people used horses for carriage or goods transportation. Black Beauty was one of the fine and strong horses. He lived with his mother and many friends on a farm where all the horses were well treated. One night when Black beauty was a grown up strong horse, he saved the mistress's life by racing as fast as he could. Ho ...more
Peyton Mcallister
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it

I read this book because its a garphic novel and it was an all time favorite book when I was a child! I also read the graphic novel to read another genre and see what the graphic novel was like. Also I read Black Beauty to interpret another version of the book and learn more about the horse.

I thought that this book was ok. In some parts of the book it was hard to read and understand because words and pictures were everywhere and I didnt know what sequence they were in. Once I knew how to rea
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Anagha Pashilkar
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Black Beauty is a great classic book. I really enjoyed this book because it was very descriptive, and I enjoy many books with horses. My favorite character is Black Bueaty, a young strong black horses that is very good tempered. If got a horse I would definitly want one like Black Beauty.
The theme of this book is to always be kind. Black Beauty never kicked or bit anything or anyone and lived a happy life but his friend ginger was bad tempered from a history of bad owners and got worked to deat
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Samantha
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read the novel and just randomly picked this up at work and read while my patient slept. I thought this was a good story overall, teaching how kindness to horses, any animals and even people really, matters. The story is a kind of depressing and disturbing at times, but so is reality. Because of the time it was written, and maybe just because of my background, it made me also think about a correlation to slavery. This is a good book as an intro to the novel for early, younger and he ...more
Ramona
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
What a joy it was to revisit this childhood favorite of mine in a graphic novel. The illustrator, June Brigman, shares at the end of the book about how easy is is for her to draw horses because of her first-hand contact with horses. She says she feels this story was the culmination of everything she's done in her career because of her love of drawing horses. There is also some background on Anna Sewell & her determination to write this book in order to forever change the way mankind treats a ...more
Evyta Ar
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
wow, dari novel setebal itu, sekarang jadi novel grafis tipis seperti ini. tapi ceritanya tetap dapat. hebat. baca novel grafisnya jadi makin ngeh kalau bentuk si black beauty itu seperti ini...check-rain itu seperti itu...dsb. bagus buat anak-anak. ada ulasan tentang sejarah latar budaya zaman kuda masih digunakan sebagai kendaraan juga, trus ada pesan moral buat anak-anak juga. bagus ^^

kekurangannya cuma satu, ilustrasinya kurang cantik...hehe...kalau bisa lebih cantik, manteb deh bukunya :)
Veronica attridge
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Anna Sewell's Black Beauty the graphic novel was a charming adaptation by June Bridgman and Roy Richardson of the class novel. The story is set in the perspective of Beauty, a Horse who live in the late eighteen hundreds. It tell how the horse Beauty is passed from owner to owner over the course of the his life. Beauty has different experience with each owner both good and bad. The picture perfectly depict the time period, characters and horses. It may be a short read but it keeps you glued to ...more
Peacegal
Black Beauty has been a humane education classic for generations. Told from the point of view of a horse, it emphasized the humane treatment of animals as well as sensitizing readers to the plight of horses of the era--bought, sold, and worked to the ground like inanimate objects.

Youngsters not quite ready to tackle the novel will get a feel for the story in this heavily abridged graphic novel. The illustrations are rather poor, but the core message of the book remains intact. Horse lovers in t
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Nemanja
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Puffin Graphs,Black Beauty ,adventure and fiction.

Story is about horse,Black Beauty and his life.He had a lot of challenges and a lot of very good moments in his life.Characters:Black Beauty,Ginger ( Beauty's friend),Captain (friend),Joe Green,Beauty's owner and John.

On some moments i was sad but i some moments i was so happy.I tough about animals and their life and their challenges in life.This is great book and i will give it 5 start.Children any year can read it and i think that you should re
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Debbie
Graphic adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic novel.

Black Beauty is a spirited but good-natured horse who starts his life as part of a kind family. When they are forced to sell him, his happy life quickly changes to one of misery. Though he is badly mistreated, he always remains hopeful and refuses to give up.

Though I love the original story, I just never felt as emotionally engaged by this adaptation. This version can make the novel accessible to very low-level readers, but I think most readers w
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Nur Fathiah Zahri
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nur Fathiah by: Nobody
A handsome and sweet-tempered horse, Black Beauty is strong andspirited. His mother warns him that there are bad, cruel men in the world, but Black Beauty sees none of it in his fine, happy home. Until the day when he is sold, when his life changes immeasurably and he finally sees the truth in his mother's words. As he moves from master to master, Beauty's adventures will captivate readers, and June Brigman's wonderful illustrations will capture their imaginations.
Rahmadiyanti
Tidak mudah "memeras" cerita asli yang tebalnya ratusan halaman menjadi novel grafis yang hanya memuat teks mungkin) hanya sekian puluh halaman--minus ilustrasinya. Dan saya pikir novel grafis satu ini cukup sukses mentransfer cerita dan menjadi pelengkap versi aslinya. Hanya saja, saya kok nggak begitu suka dengan gaya ilustrasinya ya, kurang cantik :)
Austin
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-quarter
who; black beauty .
when; day and night.
what; the black beuty has a nieghbor.
where; out in the country that is where the black beuaty lives with his master.
why;the master bought the black beauty at an auction.
Kirsten Oelke
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I actually have 3 copy's of this book. I love it so much. It has to be my favorite. And I have the movie. And I have the second one. But let's be honest the second one isn't nearly as good as the first.
Vera
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book because it an amazing written book and it as a lot of figurative language that makes me want to read more and more, when the book ended I just couldt believe how good that book was. ...more
Amir
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this story are the best
Murad
Jun 07, 2012 added it
quite interesting
Kalen
Jul 27, 2010 rated it liked it
A quick read and a quick refersher of the original novel but now I need to read the original again
Nor Aishah Norrifin
It was about a horse. The Stories have lot of moral values and a lot of adventure.
Amanda
Oct 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: middle readers
Shelves: young-adult
I loved this book growing up, and this is a fair abridgment. Another gateway for my struggling readers -- we do what we can.
Lesley
Too sad.
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