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    The captivating classic, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell, was the very first book ever written from a horse’s perspective. Created in the 1800 hundred’s, Black Beauty is still being read and cherished centuries beyond. The genre is realistic fiction, classic literature, and historical fiction (if you were to be reading it far past the day it was written). With clear writing and lots of action, Black Beauty is nothing under a 10/10. He was born as “Darkie”, on a small farm in England, in the country. After maturing, he received the name Black Beauty. His mother taught him how to please an owner and carry class. She never told him much about her, so later on, he regretted not knowing her well enough. For example, the book says that “...old Duchess was the mother of them both.” That meant that the horse killed in a hunting accident was a secret brother to Black Beauty and that Duchess kept it a secret from her son. Some of the main characters are Merrylegs, Ginger, and Duchess. Merrylegs is described the most as a “...grey horse with a thick body, and a favorite of the family.” Merrylegs is a very special character and influence to Black Beauty because when he losses his mom, he teaches him important life lessons. The whole structure if Black Beauty is a life that faces the hardest times, but keeps preserving to find his way back home. Also, a similar story from an animal's perspective is a Dog’s Purpose. That book is about a dog’s life journey and why the way he is. The type of person interested in this book would be someone with a passion for animals and a taste in adventure. This a very good book that doesn't just have words written of two hundred and something pages. It has meaning.
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    Rump     Not such a bad guy after all. Rump is a fictional book about the life of Rumpelstiltzkin. Rump  was written by Liesl Shurtliff, this book is also a Rebecca Caudill book of 2016. I loved this book. This book was so intriguing because there is one side of Rump that we never knew about, and we get to see that side. There's also quite a bit of a dilemma’s, some family issues and magic in this book. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. This book takes place in a place called village. Village is nearby the mountains, past yonder and beyond. There is a king and fairies and witches and trolls. But Rump is a young boy with no father mother and an old sick grandmother. He is made fun of his name because his mother never told anybody what his full name was and he can never remember what it was so he goes by Rump. He only has one friend (sorta) named Red. Red sticks up for him when he gets picked on but she's not necessarily nice to him either. Rump finds the only part of his mother left, her spinning wheel. Rumps grandmother warned him about magic and so did Red but he didn't listen. He is lost on a journey to find his destiny, his family members and to get untangled and all the magic he has cause. He's become powerless over all the greed and the magic that has taken over him. This book gave me chills, every time I would read it felt like I was right there next to him, running with him, hiding with him. This book is so well descriptive. In a part of the book he is sitting down eating “sludge” with trolls he describes their smell, their actions, and how loud they are, it's like I could smell them when I was reading. I also found his book interesting because when I saw the movie ​Shrek Forever After​, and that movie Rumpelstiltskin is a mean greedy man, but when I read this book he was a nice young boy just looking to live life. This book really gave me a different perspective on Rumpelstiltskin. Liesl Shurtliff wrote two other books about the true story of fairytales. She wrote one about Jack in the beanstalk and she wrote one about red riding hood, but the red Riding hood book is not in stores yet. I have written 1 review before on Idogonews. This will be my second review. The type of reader that will enjoy this book would be ages 10+ because there is some strong vocabulary in this book. 
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