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Anna Sewell was born in 1820 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourteen Anna injured her ankles in a fall, and was severely disabled for the rest of her life. She had to travel everywhere in horse-drawn carriages, and so Anna was always concerned with the treatment of the animals she so relied upon. She wrote Black Beauty in order to convince a wide audience of the importance of the humane treatment of animals. It is her only novel, and Anna Sewell died shortly after it's publication, little guessing how well-known and widely loved her story would become.

Books by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty (Picture Book)

Ruth Brown retells the classic tale Black Beauty for the very youngest horse lovers, with stunning illustrations full of verve and vitality.

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Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

A striking new look for this classic Ladybird series!

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Black Beauty

Puffin Graphics Plus: the graphic novel and the original classic text side by side in one complete volume!

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