In a wondrous new version of Anna Sewell's classic about an extraordinary horse and the various owners whose lives he transforms, Black Beauty, a beautiful courageous black colt with a white star on its head, notes that, “Horses don't get to choose the people in our lives. For us it's all chance.”
Black Beauty provides an especially important lesson for children since it reveals the vulnerability of animals, how they suffer at the hands of uncaring people, and how much pleasure they feel when touched by human kindness.
ANNA SEWELL (1820-1878) was an English novelist whose evergreen classic Black Beauty, was published in 1877. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty has never been out of print, and has become one of the best selling books of all time.