Black Beauty by RUTH BROWNBlack Beauty by RUTH BROWN

Black Beauty

byRUTH BROWN, Anna SewellIllustratorRUTH BROWN

Picture Books | October 1, 2016

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Black Beauty's story improved the lives of horses all over the world. Seen through his own eyes, young horse lovers will be swept up in his incredible journey from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London. No matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit.

During the past 30 years, Ruth Brown has created some of the world's best loved children's books. She is married to artist Ken Brown, and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.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 h...
Title:Black BeautyFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.75 × 9.5 × 0.13 inShipping dimensions:10.75 × 9.5 × 0.13 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Andersen Press USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1512416193

ISBN - 13:9781512416190

Appropriate for ages: 7


Editorial Reviews

"As a colt, Black Beauty learns that trusting his instincts is more important than obedience, a lesson that serves him well during a stable fire, when he allows a groom to lead him to safety and, one stormy night, when he refuses to cross a damaged bridge. Some of his owners are kind and others cruel, but in the end he finds a good home. Narrated by a horse in Victorian England and first published in 1887 in hopes of bringing about reform in the treatment of horses, Sewell's Black Beauty was a success by any measure. Like Sharon Lerner's picture-book version of Black Beauty (2009), illustrated by Susan Jeffers, this version features a story pared down to the essentials and illustrations that communicate the drama and pathos in ways that are accessible to younger children. Brown, a writer/illustrator whose previous animal stories include Greyfriars Bobby (2014) and Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat (2011), draws people and horses with equal facility, grace, and expression. A satisfying picture book for young horse fans."-Booklist