When his beloved owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty leaves his life as a young, care-free colt behind him and embarks on a working life of misery. Cruelly treated by his new masters, Anna Sewell rails against animal mistreatment in this poignant tale of a horse whose spirit can not be broken.
It's a lovely story, though sad in many places. I really enjoyed that the story is told from Black Beauty's perspective. I think the style of writing might be overly detailed for what today's modern reader is used to (It IS a classic ...), but it's a story worth reading nonetheless. As a horse lover, I ate this up, and I highly recommend it to any young reader.
Very Beautiful and touching in so many ways. I am a huge horse lover and if you are one just as I am, then this book will definately touch your heart. It did the first time I read it which was about two years ago. I think the book was wonderful. Yes, it was sad in some parts, but very beautiful and very touching. And, another reason I think it was cool is because it was actually told in the horses point of view. And, it is kind of sad because it seems like no one wants this horse because it is getting passed around from family to family. I think it was told in a wonderful way though.
Black Beauty is a different kind of book. It tells the story of a horse throughout his life. The twist is that the horse,Black Beauty, will be telling it. He tells of his childhood, to being ridden, to being sold to many different people. He meets friends, and they eventually leave him. This is an very sad book that will wretch your heart if your a horse lover like I am. I loved the book many times, though I did cry the first time I read it. It is good for anyone who loves horses, and heart wrentching stories.
I read Black Beauty when I was very young. It instantly became one of my favorite books of all time. Black Beauty is a touching story of a horses life...told from a horses point of view! This story is interesting; it grips you from the first. A treasure in itself, this book has a simple plot, but is both beautiful and wonderful.
Black Beauty is handsome and spirited, with a sweet temper.
When he is four years old he is sold to a new owner who gently breaks him in. He is no longer free to gallop around the fields yet there is happiness and adventure among the hardship as his situation changes from being a carriage horse on a country estate to a cab horse in town. At the same time he is aware that his well-being and future fate depend very much on the kindness or cruelty of his various masters.
Black Beauty is written in a wonderful and touching way, showing the ill-treatment of horses at the hands of their owners. When I read the book I enjoyed it very much, but felt sad and sorry that such things really have happened to these beautiful and noble animals.