Black Beauty (Puffin Graphics Plus Series)

Black Beauty (Puffin Graphics Plus Series)

by Anna Sewell

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451479990
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Puffin Graphics Plus Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,257,258
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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.
Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. She is the author of Just in Case, What I Was and How I Live Now.

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My Early Home
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Table of Contents

My early home — Birtwick Park — Earlshall Park — A London cab horse — The final sale.

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"[Simon Vance's] narration makes a heartfelt story into a listening experience for the family to share together." —-AudioFile

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