Originally Posted by danskmacabre
Anyway eventually my oldest sister saw I was taking an interest and and gave me a book to read. It was called "Black beauty", it was about a horse (I think it was part of a series). Actually I hated that book and she quickly gave me "The Hobbit" to read, which I absolutely loved.
I love both. Perhaps you should give Black Beauty (by Anna Sewell) another go! It's really rather good, but not particularly intended for children.