Synopses & Reviews
A stunning picture-book introduction to the first famous fictional horse!
Anna Sewell's classic Black Beauty comes vividly to life in this 40-page picture-book adaptation by Sharon Lerner. Follow the famous stallion as he meets many masters, from Squire Gordon, whose wife Black Beauty saves nearly at the cost of his own life; to the cruel Nicholas Skinner, who drives horses to death; and finally to a reunion with Joe, the kind groom he knew as a colt. Caldecott Award winner Susan Jeffers illustrates this beloved tale with lush watercolor drawings guaranteed to delight and enchant children.
About the Author
is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer who helped to develop two highly acclaimed television series, Sesame Street
and Between the Lions
. A champion of childrens causes, Sharon is on the board of No Strings, a nonprofit organization that teaches life-saving messages to youth in developing countries.
Susan Jeffers is universally hailed as one of the foremost artists in the field. Among the many beautiful books she has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book Three Jovial Huntsmen and the New York Times bestseller Brother Eagle, Sister Sky.