Probably the most popular horse story of all time, Black Beauty tells the story of one horse's long and varied life. On the one hand, a fully engaging novel and on the other hand, a strong statement against animal maltreatment. Anna Sewell's classic novel has enthralled readers since it was first published in 1877.
Black Beauty has been one of the world's favorite animal stories for over one hundred years. Follow Black Beauty as he experiences the joys of kind caretakers and the hardship of harsh treatment in industrial England. This classic focuses on compassion for the less powerful and tenderness toward all of God's creation. As one character says, "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."
Black Beauty was one of my favorite books, and I read it over and over again. It helped me realize that animals should be treated well, with compassion. As Proverbs 12:10 says, 'A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.