Black Beauty

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-10-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002130, JUV007000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 10.5
Lexile 760
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best-loved children's books. Her prizes include the Earthworm Award, English Association Award, the Prix Sorciére, and three Kate Greenaway Medal shortlistings. She is married to artist Ken Brown, and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.

Author: Anna Sewell


Publishers Weekly

“Brown illustrates in a rich, pastoral style . . . [and] though Brown’s adaptation moves quickly through the horse’s many travails, her injuries and mistreatments still strike their intended emotional chords.”—Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“A good introduction to a classic, perfect for classroom reading and storytimes with older children.”—School Library Journal


“[T]his version features a story pared down to the essentials and illustrations that communicate the drama and pathos in ways that are accessible to younger children. . . . A satisfying picture book for young horse fans.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[T]he illustrations provide such a sumptuous visual feast that it is most assuredly worth perusing.”—Kirkus Reviews