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|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
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
“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
“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