Black BeautyBook - 2007
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.
Blackwell North Amer
From his simple beginnings under the shady trees in the meadow, Black Beauty's life takes many twists and turns - from a riding horse on a country estate to a cab horse on the busy streets of London.
Over time he has many owners, some of whom treat him cruelly, but throughout it all he keeps his sweet temper and fine spirit.
Follows Black Beauty's experiences as he faces human cruelty and mistreatment in nineteenth-century England--a world that cares little for the happiness of animals.
Oxford University Press
One of the first and still one of the best-loved animal stories, Black Beauty was first published in 1877, just a few months before author Anna Sewell's death. Told in the first person, it is the autobiography of a horse, narrated by Black Beauty himself. From his simple beginnings under the shady trees in the meadow, Black Beauty's life takes many twists and turns--from a riding horse on a country estate to a cruelly mistreated cab horse on the busy streets of London, to his final years in happy retirement in the country. Black Beauty has many owners, some of whom treat him badly, but throughout it all he keeps his sweet temper and fine spirit.
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"McKinley has managed to retain Beauty's unique voice. This version brings back the sharpened cruelty towards Beauty and his companions, and McKinley has rightfully retained the pain and the sadness of some of the incidents. Children will still weep at the death of Ginger, and Jeffer's portrayal of the fire is quite frightening." (Novelist Review)
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