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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448409429
ill.:
Henterly, Jamichael
Author:
Eichenberg, Fritz
Illustrator:
Henterly, Jamichael
Author:
Sewell, Anna
Author:
Eichenberg, Fritz
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Horses -- Fiction.
Subject:
Horses -- Fiction -- Software.
Subject:
Horses -- Juvenile software.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Horses -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Illustrated Junior Library
Series Volume:
94-22
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.18x6.78x1.10 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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