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Black Beauty

Written by Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

Black Beauty Synopsis

Highly collectable hardback Puffin Classics with stunningly beautiful cover designs. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141334882
Publication date: 28th February 2008
Author: Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages

About Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff

Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general.

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