Black Beauty : the autobiography of a horse
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New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Books, 1994.
Edition
This edition published by Barnes & Noble Books
Physical Desc
xi, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
Status
Bent Northrop Memorial Library - Juvenile Fiction  1 available
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
1566195918, 9781566195911
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Level 7.7, 11 Points

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Black Beauty is among the most enduring works of children's literature. First published in 1877, the book alerted adults to the widespread abuse of horses, and provoked immediate positive changes. Yet Black Beauty's appeal is literal as well as political: for young readers it offers a magical perspective---a story told from a horse's point of view. Beauty has an idyllic and heroic youth. His master and coachman treat him gently, and the horse responds with unmatched fortitude and loyalty. But when Beauty comes of working age, he enters a crueler world. Like any horse, Beauty values stability and good care, but often only finds hardship. Beauty is tormented by reckless drivers, starved when a thief steals his food, and so overworked as a cab horse that he nearly dies. Yet Beauty is luckier than most horses---with each setback he is pulled up by kindhearted people who have no tolerance for cruelty. Ultimately, Beauty is able to enjoy the safety and security of a permanent home. In addition to being a moving story, Black Beauty is a testament to simple values and a plea for kindness to all living creatures.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sewell, A. (1994). Black Beauty: the autobiography of a horse (This edition published by Barnes & Noble Books). Barnes & Noble Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878. 1994. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books, 1994.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse This edition published by Barnes & Noble Books, Barnes & Noble Books, 1994.

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