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Monday, April 29, 2013

Black Beauty

"The Story of Black Beauty" illustrated by Alan Marks

Black Beauty is a classic story written by Anne Sewell published in 1877. You can introduce this novel to younger children through this picture book.
"'Be brave, Black Beauty,' said my mother. 'All young horses must leave their mothers, and make their way in the world.' 'Just remember-never bite, or rear, or kick. And, whatever happens, always do your best.'"
If you are not familiar with this classic, Black Beauty is told from the first-person point of view. He explains his life journey with different owners, some of them who are not very nice, injuries, friendships and much more.

Sewell's message was simply that she loved horses and wanted them to be treated well. You don't have to be a horse lover to appreciate