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Books by Anna Sewell

  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BLWUX
    Paperback
    Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was an immediate success on its publication in 1877, and has gone on to sell an estimated 50 million copies. Black Beauty is a horse with a fine black coat, a white foot and a silver star on his forehead. Seen through his eyes, the story tells of his idyllic upbringing and the hardship and cruelty he suffers subsequently, before finding security and happiness in a new home. Black Beauty is one of the most popular children's books ever written.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BQZDT
    Hardback 9 years +
    Black Beauty is a perennial children's favourite, one which has never been out of print since its publication in 1877. It is a moralistic tale of the life of the horse related in the form of an autobiography, describing the world through the eyes of the creature. In taking this anthropomorphic approach, the author Anna Sewell broke new literary ground and her effective storytelling ability makes it very easy for the reader to accept the premise that a horse is recounting the exploits in the narrative. The gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty, is raised with care and is treated well until a vicious groom injures him. The damaged horse is then sold to various masters at whose hands he experiences cruelty and neglect. After many unpleasant episodes, including one where he becomes a painfully overworked cab horse in London, Black Beauty finally canters towards a happy ending. Although Anna Sewell's classic is set firmly in the Victorian period, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness. There have been many film and television adaptations of the story, but it is only the novel that captures the authentic voice of the central character.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: ADUVS
    Hardback 5 years +
    A poignant and moving retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel, which follows the story of Black Beauty - the brave and noble horse that overcomes danger and cruelty to eventually find a loving home. It is gorgeously illustrated by Alan Marks. Young readers will treasure this beautiful gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. The "Usborne Young Reading" series is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a range of subject matter, introducing children's classics, fairytales and a diverse range of narrative non-fiction.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: APNYL
    Other 6 years +
    A captivating retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks, perfect for encouraging independent reading. This title is part of Series Two of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AADWU
    Paperback 9 years +
    Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive...With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, "Black Beauty" is one of the twelve best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded "Puffin Classics" series in March 2008.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AIGVM
    Paperback
    Black Beauty is a young black colt and loves roaming Farmer Gray's fields with his mother. As Black Beauty grows into a handsome stallion, he is trained into the use of a saddle and whip and sold to Squire Gordon of Birtwick Hall. Here, he makes many friends including the angry Ginger, the well-meaning Merrylegs and the elderly Sir Oliver, as well as stablehands James and John. When Squire Gordon has to move abroad to improve his wife's ill health, Black Beauty is sold again to Earlshall Park. So begins a hard and unsettled life for Black Beauty who is always at the whim of his human owners. Often he is whipped and made to wear blinkers or the bearing rein, at other times he must work as a cab horse on the busy London streets. Will Black Beauty ever be able to roam the fields again as he did in his childhood? What has become of his friends Ginger and Merrylegs? Rediscover Anna Sewell's moving tale of the hardships of being an animal in a human world with Scholastic's classic edition.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Classics: Level 16: Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AMKRC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Black Beauty is the autobiography of a horse, who narrates the amazing story of his life. See Black Beauty grow up with his best friends Ginger and Merrylegs, and leave home to become a working horse doing different jobs for many different owners - some kind and some cruel. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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  • Oxford Children's Classics: Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: ALTSP
    Paperback 7 years +
    Horses, hope, and heartbreak. Come with Beauty on the journey of a lifetime. There's hardship and friendship, kindness and cruelty, but above all else, love. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Black Beauty in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BZKFJ
    Hardback
    A stunningly beautiful clothbound hardback edition of one of the most famous animal stories in the world. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . .
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BSXVB
    Paperback
    Discover the magic of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty in this picture book, retold and stunningly illustrated by Ruth Brown for the very youngest of horse lovers. 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. 'A real treat for young horse-lovers' Irish Times
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BRQUZ
    Paperback
    A handsome and sweet-tempered horse, Black Beauty is strong and spirited. His mother warns him that there are bad, cruel men in the world, but Black Beauty sees none of it in his fine, happy home. Until the day when he is sold, when his life changes immeasurably and he finally sees the truth in his mother's words. As he moves from master to master, Beauty's adventures will captivate readers, and June Brigman's wonderful illustrations will capture their imaginations.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BQYPA
    Hardback
    Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition of Black Beauty features illustrations by Cecil Aldin and an afterword by author and conservationist Lauren St. John. Black Beauty enjoys a carefree upbringing in a pleasant meadow with his mother, where his gentle first master trains him well - until he is reluctantly forced to sell him. Through a long and varied life, Black Beauty passes from one owner to the next; some treat him well, others are so cruel that they inflict lasting damage. Anna Sewell's biographical novel about a horse is one of the bestselling books of all time, and her depiction of Victorian society's harsh treatment of animals inspired significant changes to animal welfare in both the UK and America.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BPNEJ
    Hardback
    This classic story is narrated by a well-bred horse named Black Beauty. Follow her as she tells the tale of her life from a pleasant meadow in the English countryside to the dark streets of Victorian London, as she passes from owner to owner and experiences both cruelty and kindness.
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  • Black Beauty Clothbound Classic

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BIFBG
    Hardback
    Highly collectable hardback Puffin Classics with stunningly beautiful cover designs. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive ...
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: BFOUX
    Paperback
    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. '...we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.' When his beloved owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty leaves his life as a young, care-free colt behind him and embarks on a working life of misery. Cruelly treated by his new masters, Anna Sewell rails against animal mistreatment in this poignant tale of a horse whose spirit can not be broken.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AUUQG
    Hardback
    Experience the lifetime of a horse in late 19th century England with this beloved, classic tale. Originally published in 1877, Black Beauty is the "autobiography" of a horse, chronicling a his life experience at the hands of his owners. Some are cruel, with no empathy, while others are kind and gentle. Each experience in Black Beauty's life teaches the reader a lesson aout kindness, compassion, and respect. With illustrations by Cecil Aldin, this beautiful, vibrant clothbound hardcover is unabridged and makes a great addition to every child's library. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: ARJWF
    Paperback
    Classic stories retold in exciting graphic novel format. Each title includes high-quality artwork, simple text, discussion questions and writing prompts.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AOIAX
    Paperback
    What more could I want? Why, liberty! Black Beauty is born in a beautiful meadow and cared for by gentle humans. But life takes him far from home, from the stable of a gentleman, to gruelling work as a cab horse in the city. Where will Black Beauty's journey lead him next? And is there anyone he can truly trust? Black Beauty's timeless tale will enchant a new generation of children in this beautiful edition.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: ALBQB
    Paperback 9 years +
    The handsome horse Black Beauty begins his life in a happy home, until a change of circumstances leads him to learn about a crueller side of life. Black Beauty is the ultimate classic novel for horse fans of all ages.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AFMRU
    Paperback
    'I have heard men say, that seeing is believing; but I should say that feeling is believing.' Anna Sewell's famous 'Autobiography of a Horse, published in 1877, is one of the bestselling novels in English. It was written not for children, but to expose and prevent cruelty to horses, and is a classic of Victorian literature that continues to captivate readers young and old. Black Beauty's moving story recounts his idyllic colthood and his experiences at the hands of a variety of owners, good and bad. Describing his life as a horse in Victorian England, he tells of his equine companions and human carers, and of the unthinking brutality to which horses were often subjected. A sympathetic hero who faces danger and excitement, Black Beauty never wavers in his principles, and the powerful lessons he teaches influenced animal welfare in England and America. This edition restores the original 1877 text and explores the multiple ways in which the novel has been read: as accessible horse-care manual, protest novel, feminist text, autobiography, slave narrative, and classic animal story.
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  • Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    Product Code: AEVGD
    Paperback 9 years +
    "You saved your mistress's life, Beauty! yes, you saved her life". Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters. Beauty remains faithful, hardworking and full of spirit despite his trials, and through him we learn that all horses and humans alike deserve to be treated with kindness.
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