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Black Beauty

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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 manner--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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December 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: Black Beauty (A Wave Book)
Author(s): Catherine R Daly
ISBN: 0-307-12420-7 / 978-0-307-12420-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Western Publishing Company
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February 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: Black Beauty: A Novelization
Author(s): Sewell Anna
ISBN: 0-14-037489-2 / 978-0-14-037489-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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