Black Beauty

Written by Anna Sewell • Illustrated by Anna Sewell

Reviewed by Verdi R. (age 7)

In the beginning of the story, Black Beauty is still a young colt and he lived in a meadow. His master lived on the other side of the meadow. Other colts who were older than Black Beauty were kicking and biting. One day Black Beauty?s mother saw Black Beauty and told him that those colts don?t know their manners. His master?s name is Squire Gordan. He is strong and handsome. Towards the end, Black Beauty got sold to many cruel people. One day Squire Gordan came back and bought Black Beauty back.

My favorite part of the story is when Black Beauty gets trained by his master because his master gave him food like oats. My favorite character is Black Beauty because he is the star of the story. This story relates to my life because just like Black Beauty made new friends, I make new friends every time I have a new class. The pictures help me imagine the settings of the story.

I think others should read this story because it teaches you how to make new friends in different places.

Verdi R. is a student in Mrs. Merha's 2nd Grade Class
2004-2005