Written as the animal's autobiography, and as an appeal for the humane treatment of horses, Anna Sewell's beloved classic reveals as much about human conduct and the social ills of the time as it does about the treatment of animals. Scenes from the lives of both the landed gentry and the impoverished working class offer a subtle but well-rounded perspective of social conditions in England during the late 19th century. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 186 Vendor: Dover Publications Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 0486407888 ISBN-13: 9780486407883 Availability: In Stock Ages: 9-12
Suspenseful, deeply moving tale, narrated from the horse's point of view, follows Black Beauty from his carefree days as a colt through a variety of experiences at the hands of many owners — some sensitive and gentle, others thoughtless and cruel. A memorable story for animal lovers of all ages.