Animal FarmBook - 1990
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Looking for a just-right classic to gift to the special kiddo in your life? You can't go wrong with this tale of animals who takeover their farm in England.
ArapahoeTina Aug 01, 2019
I loved sharing this book with my 12-year-old son. It gave us context for examining events happening in the news as well as shedding light on historical events. The "why" questions that are so hard to answer became a little more concrete when boiled down to power and manipulation.
This 124 page fairy tale for grown-ups is a satirical look at what truly threatens our freedoms.
Communism taken by farm animals.
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"Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey." ~ Benjamin
“Four legs good, two legs bad.”
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."
"Windmill or no windmill, life would go on as it had always gone on - that is badly."
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ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
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My dad told me to read Animal Farm a long time ago and I finally decided to read it this Summer. I though the book was just going to be about animals on a farm but it was really different. I wish the book was longer because I loved it so much and it is definitely on my list of favourites books now. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Animal Farm is about animals...animals who learn and over throw the humans that run the farm and keep them away. However, the learned animals have difficulties and also learn being human isn't necessarily a bad thing. What starts out as equality and common ground and rules to live by changes over the course of time into something no one could foresee.
Animals at a farm join together to overthrow what they feel is evil...Man. They successfully lead a rebellion against Man and take control of the farm. They are leading a happy life without Man at the farm. But, after kicking out Snowball, the pigs are corrupting what the animals wrote out as the Seven Commandments...Is it possible that animals can be evil too?
A prime example of how rebellions can often go wrong, and George Orwell is adding on to what happened with the Russian Revolution.
When I read through this book, I REALLY thought that Animal Farm was a tale about animals. But afterwards, I searched up this book and read that it was actually about Communism. The book begins with the animals rebelling to Men. They won the rebellion, kicked Men out, and started taking over their own farm. Later on, Snowball, a pig, organized the farm and declaimed himself as leader. The animals were happy they finally can work for just themselves. But meanwhile, Napoleon, another pig, started stirring things up into tyranny. He trained puppies that nearly killed Snowball, and he became the dictator. Every animal had to agree with Napoleon, or else they would be killed. At last, Animal Farm became a dictatorship of pigs, and that ends the story. I would say this book is a tough read and recommend this book to deeper readers. The author's style of language was often hilarious, but this book as a whole fetches greater interpretation of the message conveyed. One last note, this book isn't really about animals...
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