Black Beauty (Oxford Children's Classics)
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Come with Black Beauty on the journey of a lifetime. Told through the eyes of the stallion, follow Black Beauty from life on a country estate to the harsh streets of London as a cab horse. There's hardship and friendship, kindness and cruelty, but above all else, love. A memorable story, a favorite for animal lovers of all ages. About the Series:
Oxford Children's Classics presents original and unabridged stories that both children and parents love in beautifully designed editions. Included with each story are bonus materials, including reviews and reading recommendations, fun author profiles, quizzes, and more Embark on a whole new world of adventure with the classics.
Oxford University Press, USA, 9780192738325, 304pp.
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
About the Author
Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. At the age of fourteen she injured both of her ankles in an accident, which meant that she could never walk properly again. Because of this she relied heavily on travelling in horse-drawn carriages, and it was from here that her love of horses grew. In 1871 Anna began writing a book aimed at encouraging more humane treatment of horses. Owing to her failing health the story took nearly seven years to complete but was eventually published in 1877. Sadly, Anna never got to know of the huge success of Black Beauty, her only book, as she died in 1878, five months after the book's publication.