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Black Beauty

Written by Ruth Brown

Illustrated by Ruth Brown

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LoveReading View on Black Beauty

Ruth Brown has taken Anna Sewell’s classic Black Beauty, one of the best-loved books of all time and turned it into a handsome picture book. Her painterly style is just right for Beauty’s story and her rich, full-spread illustrations perfectly capture the major incidents in the horse’s life, from the peace and quiet of his carefree days as a foal through the drama of his escape from the stable fire, and the misery of his later years pulling carts through London’s busy streets. The story still has important lessons for readers about the treatment of animals, and Ruth Brown is faithful to that element of Sewell’s book too. This will be enjoyed equally by those new to the original and those who already love Black Beauty’s story.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Black Beauty Synopsis

Black Beauty's story improved the lives of horses all over the world. Seen through his own eyes, young horse lovers will be swept up in his incredible journey from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London. No matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit.

This classic tale of Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell, of a horse who is taken from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London, is retold for young horse lovers in this beautiful picture book.

Black Beauty Reader Reviews

Ruth Brown is an amazing illustrator  Independent

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441709
Publication date: 3rd September 2015
Author: Ruth Brown
Illustrator: Ruth Brown
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, Pony Mad

About Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.

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