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If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer..... If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in! -Invitation by Shel Silverstein
Regardless of the backlash from Oprah the author recieved, I enjoyed this book. I think the matter of it being autobiographical or simply "based on true events" is unimportant because it's an inspiring story.
What can I possibly say about this book? It's one of the best stories and most well-written books ever. Bradbury, as always, relied heavily on his reader's information to fill in the gaps, and usually, I find that sloppy writing, but with this--with this story--it works; like a haunting nightmare hovering on the edge of your memory. Ah, great stories and fantastic writing make me swoon :D
"Black Beauty" — Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.