The Story of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


The Story of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A moving retelling of Anna Sewell's classic story of cruelty and kindness, perfect for introducing younger readers to this much-loved story. Follow one special horse's journey from the rolling hills of the English countryside to the dark, cobbled streets of London.

About the Author

Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was born on March 30th 1820, in Norfolk in England and was crippled while still very young. As such, she spent much time on horse-drawn carriages that allowed her some freedom of movement, and she developed as a result a great concern for the proper treatment of animals. Sewell's mother was a successful writer for children and Sewell spent time editing the texts and becoming acquainted with writing.

Sewell wrote only one book: the famous and enduringly popular Black Beauty (1877). She lived as an invalid for most of her existence, and Black Beauty - the tale of a mistreated horse with a happy ending - was written entirely in the last decade of her life when she was confined to her house. The story came from the horse's mouth, literally, as the horse spoke of extremes of joy and suffering. It was perhaps this humanising of the beast that made it such as success both as a book and as a catalyst for change in people's attitudes towards animals.

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24 pages
Interest Age: 18 months+


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Publication date

29th August 2008



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