Part of the Puffin classics series
Black Beauty is a bestselling Puffin Classic by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit.
As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master.
But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty.
Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly.
But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . . Includes an introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff. Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success.
Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. The Puffin Classics series includes:A Little PrincessAlice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures Through the Looking GlassAnne of Green GablesBlack BeautyHans Andersen's Fairy TalesHeidiJourney to the Centre of the EarthLittle WomenPeter PanTales of the Greek HeroesThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of King ArthurThe Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Call of the WildThe Jungle BookThe OdysseyThe Secret GardenThe Wind in the WillowsThe Wizard of OzTreasure Island