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Hear It Read It With Audio CD
Black Beauty teaches everyone he meets the true meaning of courage and loyalty. From escaping a burning barn to saving the life of his owner, every day is full of adventure. But he longs for a family to love him for the gentle horse he is. Will he ever find the perfect home?
Hear Black Beauty read by Jonathan Keeble, who appeared in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
With the included CD you can HEAR the entire book, word for word, READ ALONG with the CD, or READ the story on your own.
Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included CD contains a dramatic reading-with music and sound effects-that match the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along.
HEAR IT READ IT classics give young readers the best possible introduction to the world's timeless tales.
Upon its publication in 1877, Black Beauty was an instant success. It is a heartwarming tale told from the perspective of a horse named Black Beauty whose courage and perseverance sustain him as he travels from one owner to the next, often experiencing cruelty and mistreatment.
Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Yarmouth, England. An accident in her early teens prevented her from ever walking upright again, but she was still able to ride her horses. She wrote Black Beauty as a call to treat animals, and especially horses, with respect and understanding.
Upon its publication in 1877, "Black Beauty" had been an instant success. Nowthe heartwarming tale of a courageous horse is available in a book-and-CD setfor younger audiences.