Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott.

When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky — his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse.

But in the nineteenth century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.
92 printed pages

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Impressions

    SKYshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🌴Beach Bag Book
    🚀Unputdownable
    🐼Fluffy
    💧Soppy

Quotes

    Olga Alexeevahas quoted5 years ago
    Kindness is all she needs, poor thing!
    Olga Alexeevahas quoted5 years ago
    Keep out of the way,”
    Olga Alexeevahas quoted5 years ago
    led me to the stable.

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