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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
“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
“[T]he illustrations provide such a sumptuous visual feast that it is most assuredly worth perusing.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Ruth Brown
During the past 30 years, Ruth Brown has created some of the world's best loved children's books. She is married to artist Ken Brown, and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.