Black Beauty (Hardcover)

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    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 ofJust in Case, What I Was and How I Live Now.
    The moving story of a handsome horse who lives a life of hardship and kindness.

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    ISBN 9780141334882
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 262
    Publisher Date 2011-09-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Puffin Classics
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Sewell, Anna
    Country of Origin United States

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