Black Beauty Author:Anna Sewell 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 huma... more »ns 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.« less
When Black Beauty is just a young colt, his mother warns him that a horse's life is often difficult. and this strong, handsome horse soon meets wiht many adventures and all types of people- some kind and caring, others cruel and indifferent. but no matter what circumstances he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit.