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Black Beauty

ISBN-10: 0141321032

ISBN-13: 9780141321035

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff, Charlotte Hough, Anna Sewell

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This classic tale of a handsome, spirited horse, 'Black Beauty' has been a children's favourite for over 100 years. Anna Sewell tells the story of Beauty's life from a young foal through to a working horse.
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.05" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Anna Sewell, March 30, 1820 - April 25, 1878 Anna Sewell was on March 30, 1820 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She was raised a Quaker by her father a bank manager and her mother, a children's novelist. At the age of fourteen, Sewell hurt her knee during a fall and the injury never healed right. Even though she could not walk well, she could still ride horses and drive a horse drawn buggy. It was this form of freedom that sparked her concern for the welfare of horses. She wrote "Black Beauty" when she was in her fifties, but died a year after it was published in 1877. While she never earned much from the book while she was alive, after her death, the novel snowballed into a something extraordinary. The book was about the abuses horses sustained in their lifetimes, but was told from the unique viewpoint of the horse. Even though the book was intended for children, it impacted all generations and caused everyone who read it to take a look at the inhumane treatment horses received. In the one hundred plus years since "Black Beauty" had been published, over 30 million copies have been printed. At least eight motion pictures have been made based on the novel and it is a well known children's classic. Anna Sewell died on April 25, 1878 in Old Catton, Norfolk.