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Black Beauty: The Greatest Horse Story Ever Told (DK Classic Readers Level 4, Grades 2-4) [Paperback]

By Anna Sewell (Author)
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Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 5.92" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.27 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2000
Publisher   DK Children
ISBN  0789453886  
EAN  9780789453884  

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Item Description...
Travel with Black Beauty as he overcomes the harsh life of a carriage horse to rejoin his beloved owners in this retelling of the Anna Sewell classic.

This Dorling Kindersley Classic Reader combines evocative illustrations and stunning photographs with one of the greatest stories of children's literature, adapted and retold for today's young people. This delightful book will capture and hold children's interest while developing their reading skills and deepening their appreciation of this timeless tale. Follow Black Beauty's remarkable story -- and discover what a horse's life was really like in Victorian times. These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

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 way--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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More About Anna Sewell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Anna Sewell (1789-1884) was born in Norfolk, England, and was disabled much of her life due to an accident. Black Beauty is her only published novel.
Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comic artist and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She is the author of Gilded Lilies and Indoor Voice and the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Book of the Year. Her drawings have appeared in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker, and Esquire.
Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and a critically acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in northern California.

Anna Sewell lived in Yarmouth. Anna Sewell was born in 1820 and died in 1878.

Anna Sewell has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classic Starts
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  3. Dover Classic Stories Coloring Book
  4. Dover Evergreen Classics
  5. Everyman's Library Children's Classics
  6. Naxos Classics
  7. Oxford Children's Classics
  8. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  9. Puffin Chalk
  10. Puffin Classics
  11. Stepping Stone Book Classics

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Truly Classical!!  Feb 3, 2008
I waited my entire life to finally sit down and read "Black Beauty". What a GREAT book!!! This is one I will be keeping!
Black Beauty, uncut in Hardback  Jan 16, 2008
This was a fun addition to my library as it was a childhood favorite. This was a lovely edition, beautifully printed and bound. The seller packed to be sure it arrived in the same great shape it was in when it was sold too. I am very pleased with the book and the seller.
Entertaining  Oct 23, 2007
Not up to par with the Disney classics, of course, but entertaining enough and of decent quality. Good for students learning Spanish.
My 3 y.o has watched it several times even though he's not into horses, so I guess he likes it well enough.
I would say that girls would like it better.
A timeless story  Sep 27, 2007
Black Beauty is the story of a horse and possibly one of the best-loved animal stories of all time, except for perhaps Old Yeller. This novel will inspire young readers to be kind and compassionate to animals. It will teach young readers to treat everyone with kidness and respect.
good book for adults and kids and horse owners and horse groomers and anybody that has to do with horses whether nice or cruel!  Sep 8, 2007
this book is good for any horse owner, horse groomer, cruel horse owners, nice horse owners, its good for anyone i've read it about 100 times, and have sevreal copies of it its a good book read it if you like horses!

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