A brave and handsome horse meets with many adventures and all types of people. But no matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit
You saved your mistress's life, Beauty! yes, you saved her life'
Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters. Beauty remains faithful, hardworking and full of spirit despite his trials, and through him we learn that all horses and humans alike deserve to be treated with kindness.
About the Author
Anna Sewell was born in 1789 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourteen Anna injured her ankles in a fall, and was severely disabled for the rest of her life. She had to travel everywhere in horse-drawn carriages, and so Anna was always concerned with the treatment of the animals she so relied upon.
She wrote Black Beauty in order to convince a wide audience of the importance of the humane treatment of animals. It is her only novel, and Anna Sewell died shortly after it's publication, little guessing how well-known and widely loved her story would become.
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Comments about Black Beauty:
Read this for a book club. I am sure I read it when I was little so it brought back some of those memories. Would have been quite an amazing book for its time.
Series: Vintage Children's Classics
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2012
Publisher: Random House
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1