Heartbroken when his beloved Squire Gordon is forced to sell him, Black Beauty finds a new life of cruelty and neglect under masters that overwork him, and when his knees are broken in an accident, nobody wants the beautiful thoroughbred. Reprint.
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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)From the Publisher:
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Book Description Apple, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0590486101
Book Description Apple, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0590486101