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Black Beauty

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ISBN-10: 1402714521

ISBN-13: 9781402714528

Edition: 2004

Authors: Anna Sewell, Scott McKowen

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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations. Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is…    
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List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.14" wide x 8.03" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.056
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…    

My Early Home
The Hunt
My Breaking In
Birtwick Park
A Fair Start
Ginger's Story Continued
A Talk in the Orchard
Plain Speaking
A Stormy Day
The Devil's Trade Mark
James Howard
The Old Ostler
The Fire
John Manly's Talk
Going for the Doctor
Only Ignorance
Joe Green
The Parting
A Strike For Liberty
The Lady Anne
Reuben Smith
How It Ended
Ruined And Going Down-Hill
A Job-Horse And His Drivers
A Thief
A Humbug
A Horse Fair
A London Cab Horse
An Old War Horse
Jerry Barker
The Sunday Cab
The Golden Rule
Dolly and a Real Gentleman
Seedy Sam
Poor Ginger
The Butcher
The Election
A Friend in Need
Old Captain and his Successor
Jerry's New Year
Jakes and the Lady
Hard Times
Farmer Thoroughgood and his Grandson Willie
My Last Home
Questions, Questions, Questions
About the Author, About the Illustrator