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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780451479990
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

Black Beauty




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

A handsome horse with a glossy black coat and a pretty white star on his forehead, Black Beauty seems to lead a charmed life. Although his mother warns him that there are 'bad, cruel men' in the world, he begins his life in a happy home, with a friendly groom to look after him and plenty to eat. However, when a change of circumstances means that he is sold, he soon discovers the truth of his mother's words. Anna Sewell's moving story is one of the best-loved animal adventures ever written.

  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780451479990
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

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Persuasion
Orient Express

About the author

Anna Sewell

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.

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Praise for Black Beauty

PRAISE FOR THE GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITION:

"Although the format can make literature more accessible, it can also, in some cases, lend an air of hipness to a work as well . . . Overall these books are fun adaptations of great literature . . . a good choice for the library or media center both to grow a graphic novel collection and to bolster the literature collection."--VOYA

"This adaptation of the 19th-century classic is faithful to the original story, in which Black Beauty recounts his experiences with both kind and cruel owners. The novel's episodic structure translates easily to graphic format . . . The artwork is detailed and realistic . . . Purchase where the original novel circulates, or where the same can be said for graphic-novel adaptations of the classics."-School Library Journal

"Sewell's classic Victorian tale is retold in this graphic-novel version, which preserves the syntax and vocabulary of the original text . . . The scenes and shadowing fit the mid-nineteenth-century English setting, and the various horses are lively and easy to distinguish as they bound, strain, and browse their way through assorted plot twists."--Booklist