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A handsome horse with a glossy black coat and a pretty white star on his forehead, Black Beauty seems to lead a charmed life. Although his mother warns him that there are "bad, cruel men" in the world, he begins his life in a happy home, with a friendly groom to look after him and plenty to eat. However, when a change of circumstances means that he is sold, he soon discovers the truth of his mother's words. Anna Sewell's moving story is one of the best-loved animal adventures ever written.

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Puffin Classics: the stories you love, the name you trust.

The handsome horse Black Beauty begins his life in a happy home, until a change of circumstances leads him to learn about a crueler side of life. Black Beauty is the ultimate classic novel for horse fans of all ages. Our Puffin Classics edition features an introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff.

Synopsis:

When you think classics, think Puffin!

"Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them."

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They're waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables--but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.

About the Author

Anna Sewell was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, on March 30, 1820. Brought up in a strict Quaker family, Anna developed a strong interest in horses as a young girl. But a crippling bone disease and a fall in 1834 left her an invalid for most of her life. By her mid-thirties she was severely lame and could only get around in a pony cart, and characteristically she would never use a whip on the animal. In 1871, she was told she had eighteen months to live, and by the end of that year, she had begun her book, Black Beauty, hoping it might make people a little kinder to their faithful horses. Although she was seriously ill, she lived long enough to finish her book and see it published in 1877. On April 25, 1878, she died at her home in Old Catton near Norwich, England. Black Beauty, an enormous success from its first appearance, was soon adopted by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and used to improve the conditions of horses everywhere.

Meg Rosoff is the author of the Michael L. Printz Award-winning book How I Live Now and Just in Case.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141321035
Author:
Sewell, Anna
Publisher:
Puffin
Introduction by:
Rosoff, Meg
Introduction:
Rosoff, Meg
Illustrator:
Hough, Charlotte
Author:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Author:
Alcott, Louisa May
Author:
Rosoff, Meg
Author:
Montgomery, L. M.
Author:
Hough, Charlotte
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
20080327
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.96x5.20x.84 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Puffin Classics: the stories you love, the name you trust.

The handsome horse Black Beauty begins his life in a happy home, until a change of circumstances leads him to learn about a crueler side of life. Black Beauty is the ultimate classic novel for horse fans of all ages. Our Puffin Classics edition features an introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff.

"Synopsis" by ,
When you think classics, think Puffin!

"Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them."

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They're waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables--but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.

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