Black Beauty (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Black Beauty (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Anna Sewell
     
 

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A beloved classic, Black Beauty is the story of a young colt who gallops freely in green meadows with his mother, Duchess. But when their kind master is forced to sell him, he begins a life of hard work and suffering. Bravely, with his unbreakable spirit, he toils on, and eventually finds happiness and comfort at a new home.

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A beloved classic, Black Beauty is the story of a young colt who gallops freely in green meadows with his mother, Duchess. But when their kind master is forced to sell him, he begins a life of hard work and suffering. Bravely, with his unbreakable spirit, he toils on, and eventually finds happiness and comfort at a new home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411459496
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
1,005,563
File size:
275 KB

Meet the Author


Anna Sewell (1820–1878) was born and raised in England. Injured at a young age, she often relied on horse-drawn carriages, which led to her passion for horses and her belief in treating animals humanely. She wrote Black Beauty, her only published work, hoping to raise awareness of the ill-treatment of horses.

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Black Beauty (Illustrated Classics for Children) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
ChefReiss More than 1 year ago
This is one of many Leatherbound Classics that I have purchased and it like the others does not disappoint. Beautiful leather cover makes this classic tale even more appealing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Black Beauty!! The funny thing is, is that i actually have a horse that looks just like Black Beauty. When the movie came out, i compared my horse when he was two years old to Beauty when he was two years old and they looked exactly the same!!! Same white on the same foot and star on his nose. So i named my horse Black Beauty because of how great the book and movie are!!!!! sometimes i watch the movie in my stables with my horse so he can see what he looks like. Enough about me, but the book is tromendous. It actually includes conversations inbetween the horses. Even though the movie doesnt, its just as good so READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Btw im 12 so i bet this book is good for people my age. Posted on August 12, 2013
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best stories. Grandson enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like horses and the color black and Black Beauty is my favorite book and one of the best novels by Anna Sewell. He is a beautiful black animal with a white star on his forehead and one white foot and in the novel of Black Beauty, Black Beauty's white foot was usually always on the back in the left and another second best of Black Beauty's white foot was on the front in the right and that's where I like to see Black Beauty's white foot and it's perfect for the best on the front in the right, and the two hind legs on the left and the right and that's how you like Black Beauty and the best choices. My favorite character in this book is Joe Green, because at the end of Black Beauty, Joe becomes a man and one lucky day, he finds that horse he used to care for and gets excited when he said he had almost killed him so many nearly ten years ago at Squire Gordon's farm after coming back from the Doctor's. This is the best one illustrated by Scott McKowen because there is five black and white illustrations in this book of Black Beauty as a colt with his mother Duchess, Rob Roy or a differnt horse either on a hunt or Lady Anne on Black Beauty, Black Beauty getting shoes for the first time, A kind man leads Black Beauty to his new home and Black Beauty as a cab horse and if there were some other 16 illustrations of 12 black and white illustrations and 4 color illustrations in this book, that would make it the best but, there would be like some of the Full Page Illustrations are: One of the riders was getting out of the water, covered with mud the other lay quite still John rode me first slowly, then a trot, then a canter ¿The children did not know when they had enough, so I just pitched them off backwards¿ An oak fell right across the road just before us Safe in the yard, he slipped the scarf off my eyes and shouted, ¿Here, somebody! take this horse while I go back for the other¿ Going for the doctor The carter was shouting and flogging the horses unmercifully With scarcely a pause Lizzie took the leap, stumbled among the rough clouds, and fell I uttered no sound, but just stood there and listened Ginger and I neighed to each other as I was led off by Robert The farrier examined my feet one by one ¿He looked me all over¿ ¿My dear master was cheering on his comrades when one of the balls, whizzing close to my head, struck him¿ I galloped across the meadow out of sheer spirits at being free ¿Just get into this cab, and I¿ll drive you safe to the hospital,¿ said Jerry My groom began patting me as if he were quite overjoyed at seeing me again That was talking about some of the black and white illustrations by Edwin John Prittie, the four color illustrations by Edward F. Cortese and two of the color illustrations of Going for the doctor and 'He looked me all over' by Percy F. Spence and that would make it just for the perfect book illustrated by Scott McKowen if you imagined it in your head to make it go with the book. My best favorite books of Black Beauty are Illustrated by Neil Reed: published by Prospero books in 2001, Illustrated by Scott McKowen, Illustrated by Ian Andrew, Adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson, Adapted by Lisa Church and Illustrated by Lucy Corvino, Illustrated in black and white by Edwin John Prittie and four color illustrations by Edward F. Cortese, Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg: Illustrated Junior Library copyright in 1995, Adapted by Laura F. Marsh, Illustrated by William Geldart and Illustrated by G. P. Micklewright and that's my best ten favorite books of Black Beauty to read and look at in Baddeck to read over the summer and that's how you love the best ten books of Black Beauty, as if you could live in all of them. But the best ones to be in are Illustrated by Neil Reed: published by Prospero books in 2001, Illustrated by Scott McKowen, Illustrated by Ian Andrew, Adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson, Adapted by Lisa Church and Illustrated by Lucy Corvino, Illustrate
Anonymous 1 days ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book I have read has been my favourite book since I was nine years of age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best classics i have ever read in my entire life the best thing evet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name skyblaze pelt color white like snow eye color deep dark blue shes easy as he.ll to spot cuz of her white fur age never ask a women their age anything else just ask oh mate no kits if i dont jave a mate then i dont have kits crush idk yet
bookworm-reader More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Heartbreaking but wonderful at the same time. It's a lovely/horrid story about Black Beauty and his many owners. Some nice, some horrible. I've always loved the movie and it did the book justice, in my eyes.It has become one of my favorite books and I am so glad I got it!
Beautiful_Book_Collector More than 1 year ago
The outside is beautiful. The inside is beautiful. The pictures are beautiful. This book is perfect......
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER
CarolineCarnivorous More than 1 year ago
I have never really been interested in horses, but I am interested in old children's books - So I decided to try out this classic! The book comes in a compact, nice blue design - Not too ''childish'' as this book wasn't originally supposed to be a children's book. The story follows the horse Black Beauty throughout his whole life, from young to old. Each part of the book is basically his time with each owner. There are good times, and there are bad times. And each chapter has a lesson about kindness, animal welfare and so on. I would say that this book is more suitable for older readers than children, since it can be a little too complicated for a child. Though I would very much recommend this to young horse lovers! You really feel with Black Beauty and realize that animals have feelings too! This book is really a good read that is not too heavy, and you can share the experience with your children as well.
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k9spirit More than 1 year ago
In a word stunning!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are only five chapters in, but my kids (5yr-girl;7yr-boy) love it so far :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book,it taught me alot about animal rights. It was very moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book youll just die for the books
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peace_love_books_333 More than 1 year ago
This well-written book really makes you see the pain and joy animals might see! I haven't read it in a while, so I can't give the most detailed review, but the experience of reading Black Beauty has totally stayed with me.