You are here

Black Beauty (Puffin Classics) (Hardcover)

Black Beauty (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff (Introduction by), Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Illustrator)
$16.99
Usually Available in 1-5 Days

Description


The moving story of a handsome horse who lives a life of hardship and kindness.

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780141334882
ISBN-10: 0141334886
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Puffin Classics