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Parents' Guide to

Black Beauty

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

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

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

best book

Wow! I AM SPEECHLESS Best Book I would pay 1 million for this book but unfortuantely i paid 2.45
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (20 ):

The first full-length book told from a horse's viewpoint, this beloved classic shines a light on the cruelties that animals suffer at the hands of humans. It's also full of simple moral lessons and sensuous writing that can take the reader from the beauty of a spring country evening to the hard working world of Victorian London. Black Beauty is not a modern book, and some of today's readers may find the morality of the novel dated or preachy. However, it offers a fascinating, detailed portrait of Victorian English life, and a meaningful reminder of the simple fact that animals have feelings. Children who love horses will love riding along through Black Beauty's life, and treasure the opportunity to imagine a world seen through a horse's eyes.

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