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Black Beauty (Picture Book)

By Anna Sewell
Illustrated by Ruth Brown

Black Beauty's classic story is retold for young horse lovers in this beautiful picture book

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.

  • 2017 mark the 140th anniversary of the original publication on 24th November 1877
  • With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the bestselling books of all time.
  • Horse lovers will be enchanted by this inspiring story and vivid illustrations

About the author

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourteen Anna injured her ankles in a fall, and was severely disabled for the rest of her life. She had to travel everywhere in horse-drawn carriages, and so Anna was always concerned with the treatment of the animals she so relied upon. She wrote Black Beauty in order to convince a wide audience of the importance of the humane treatment of animals. It is her only novel, and Anna Sewell died shortly after it's publication, little guessing how well-known and widely loved her story would become.

About the illustrator

Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books, that have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an Author Biography and Illustrator Biography. She was born in Devon and now lives in London and Kent.

ISBN: 9781783441709
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 3, 2015
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $35.00
New Zealand RRP: $36.00
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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