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Black Beauty
Anna Sewell

Genre:
Animals and nature

This book was really upsetting but had an amazing ending.  When me and my mum were reading this book I started crying because beauty has to move into the other farm and the other bit that made me cry was when beauty was caught in the fire.

Emily Fuller, 6ND (2017)

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11 comments on “Black Beauty

  1. Milne says:

    Written nearly 150 years ago, when horses were widely used in England to get around, Black Beauty instructs the reader (through the story of Black Beauty’s life and many owners and situations) on how a horse should be treated and criticises some of the inhuman practices of the time. It also provides a social history, describing aspects of day-to-day life and social attitudes in England at that time. Especially for those who like and are interested in horses, the book is quite emotional and traumatic in places – I read it to my youngest daughter who would mostly listen quietly but occasionally gasp or wince and shudder (and squirmed with delight at the ending) – and experts say that it helped to found a movement against animal cruelty which led to some changes in regulations on the way horses are treated. Although there’s quite a lot of technical vocabulary about horses and riding (much of which I didn’t fully understand), the book has remained extremely popular ever since publication and is one of the best-selling books of all time.

  2. mmaccallumhall says:

    I love the description and it fills the whole book from cover to cover. Some people may argue that this book is just too sad but I think on the contrary . Yes it is sad but that’s what makes it such a good book, obviously not the fact that it’s upsetting but the way that the author portrays it. Amazing and I repeat amazing description, and That is what makes it a great book.

  3. tgray says:

    I like the description but I found the story a bit boring so I stopped halfway.😬😅

  4. ozamprogna says:

    I didn’t really like this book because it is a bit hard to understand, but it is very sweet and emotional and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes horses.

  5. astrigo says:

    This book is very sweet.

  6. nbentham says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book.It was interesting learning about how horses were looked after 100 years ago.This book has lots of different emotions in it and you feel like you’re there.

  7. hwunsche says:

    I love this book because it is written from the horses perspective and I love horses.

  8. lhodge says:

    this book is so beautefull and amazing

  9. kdouglaslodge2 says:

    I love this book because it brings all different emotions into you and you just can’t put down the book at some points of the story.

  10. efuller says:

    This book was really upsetting but had an amazing ending. When me and my mum were reading this book I started crying because beauty has to move into the other farm and the other bit that made me cry was when beauty was caught in the fire.

  11. malbertwade says:

    This book is a amazing because of it says that jerry is kind but he is not rich. malbertwade