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)-
"Black Beauty meets both kind masters who care for him, and cruel grooms who mistreat him. As the gentle thoroughbred is sold and resold, he moves from a home in a wealthy country stable to the difficult life of a cab horse on the busy streets of London.
"This well-loved classic has been cherished for over 100 years and is now available in this beautifully illustrated keepsake edition.
"This book comes with a Black Beauty charm for you to wear, and to keep for your very own."