Black Beauty was the first book that I actually read, before that it was comics and such or what was given by my school. I was 10 at the time and bought the book second hand out of a whim. But once I started reading I was totally enthralled. I was amazed at how you were looking at the world through the eyes of a horse. I think it was here that I started to enjoy reading. Some books I read over and over again but for whatever reason I've never read it since and that was over forty years ago, perhaps it's time to get a copy and relive a little of my childhood!