Anna Sewell

Black Beauty (Picture Book)
  • Black Beauty (Picture Book)

  • Anna Sewell

    Discover the magic of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty in this picture book, retold and stunningly illustrated by Ruth Brown for the very youngest of horse lovers.

    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.

    'A real treat for young horse-lovers' Irish Times

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.