Black Beauty

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2012

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"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.

BACKSTORY- Find out about the unusual author and learn some horsey vocabulary.
ISBN:
9780099572930
9780099572930
Category:
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
188x129x20mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 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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