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REVIEW: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Published by • May 30th, 2007 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Previews & Reviews

Author: Anna Sewell
Title: Black Beauty
Category: Books, DVD
Genre: Fiction

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Reviewed by Animalsrkool, age 12

black-beauty.gifI expect most of you horse gals have either read Black Beauty or seen the movie. It’s an amazing book, written by a woman who believed in what she was writing. The movie is quite different from the book, as is often the case.

Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty, one of the best-loved animal stories ever. This book, written about 130 years ago, changed the way people saw and treated animals, especially horses, forever.

Black Beauty tells the story of a strong and sweet-natured horse and his many owners, of varying levels. It also tells of his friends and a small part of their lives. A lady called Ann Lindo was so shocked and upset by this story that she started a rest home for equines. It’s first resident was a overworked cab horse, like Black Beauty himself. This home is still helping equines today. You might have heard of it — it’s called The Horse Trust in London, England.

If you’ve not read or seen Black Beauty yet, I think you should do so as soon as possible.

Editor’s Note: The story of Black Beauty, originally published in 1877, is now in the public domain, which means no one owns the original text so it can be freely distributed.

Click here to read the FREE Black Beauty e-book!

If you prefer a hard copy, you should be able to find Black Beauty at your local library.

11 Nickers »

  1. I loved the movie and the book but I think the book was better. It’s definitely my favorite story.

  2. Black Beauty’s always been one of my favourite horse books and I think it rocks that Ann Lindo taken the message seriously!

  3. I’ve read the book and seen the movie they were both great! It’s nice that horses have a place to relax at Ann’s rest home!

  4. da book n da movie rock! it is 1 of my fav books EVA!

  5. I like the book and the movie a lot. Nice review.

  6. The move was alright, but the book was WAY better!

  7. I liked the book also

  8. It is cool because people can read it online!

  9. i think this story has a very meaningfull moral to be learned by the acting carecter B-)

  10. Yes this book really was written by a lady who knew what she was saying :)

  11. This truley heart warming story! I like the book alot better that the movie! My favorie book store has this saying… “Don’t Judge a book by it’s movie” It makes sense I think! :D