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Black Beauty Puffin Classics

Anna Sewell

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288 pages. Dimensions: 6.9in. x 5.1in. x 0.8in.Black Beauty is a 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. . . With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twelve best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2008. 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 books huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing peoples attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general. The Puffin Classics: Red Badge of Courage; Anne of the Island; Wuthering Heights; Anne of Avonlea; Kidnapped; What Katy Did; The Happy Prince; David Copperfield; Robin Hood; Peter Pan; The Secret Garden; Black Beauty; The Call of the Wild; Huckleberry Finn; Sherlock Holmes; Little Lord Fauntleroy; The Wizard of Oz; Just So Stories; Treasure Island; Alices Adventures in Wonderland; Little Women; Oliver Twist; The Wind in the Willows; The Secret Garden; and, the Princess and the Goblin. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141321035

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Title: Black Beauty Puffin Classics

Publisher: Puffin

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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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 . . . With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twenty best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2015.

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"A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.

Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails--in a gentle, 19th-century way--against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty's fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse-human relationships to human-human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all. (Ages 9 to 12)"

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