Black Beauty is born in a beautiful meadow and cared for by gentle humans. But life takes him far from home, from the stable of a gentleman, to gruelling work as a cab horse in the city. Where will Black Beauty's journey lead him next? And is there anyone he can truly trust?
Black Beauty's timeless tale will enchant a new generation of children in this beautiful edition.
Black Beauty tells his own story: he was born to caring masters, allowed as a young horse to run free on a well-kept farm. Once away from his home, he is stripped of his name and his dignity, but never of his courage; his good nature and gentleness see him through the difficult life he must endure.
Anna Sewell's expert knowledge and thoughtful compassion for horses have ensured the lasting popularity and impact of this, her only book.
Newly commissioned illustrations by Victor Ambrus, an introduction by Naomi Lewis, and a format just the right size for young hands make this the edition of choice for a new generation of readers.
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.