Sunday, July 22, 2018

Black Beauty: Review

I wasn't one of those girls who went through a phase of reading all the animal books-- Lad: A Dog, My Friend Flicka, The Black Stallion, etc. So, this is my first reading of Black Beauty.  

A graphic novel edition of Anna Sewell's classic story of a handsome, strong horse--told entirely from his point of view. We read of his early life with a caring man who gently got him used to a bit and saddle. It follows him through a life of good times and bad with understanding masters to cruel men who didn't know how to treat a horse kindly to those who didn't know any better. It finally brings him back to gentle master and his family where he spends the rest of his life.

A terrific classic story that helps young readers consider what life is like for our animal friends and helps them to understand the point of view of others. ★★

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