Anna Sewell Black Beauty

ISBN 13: 9780307216045

Black Beauty

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9780307216045: Black Beauty

The adventures of the world's most famous horse, from his first days, through his working life, and finally to his retirement. Anna Sewell began writing when she became bed-ridden in 1870, and this classic book roused the nation's conscience on the treatment of horses.

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A classic story about a girl's touching relationship with a horse she befriends. Part of the ANDRE DEUTSCH CLASSICS series, with an introduction by Trevor McDonald.

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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 way--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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