Black Beauty

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 9+

best book

Wow! I AM SPEECHLESS Best Book I would pay 1 million for this book but unfortuantely i paid 2.45

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

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