"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business
to interfere when they see it."
Transcending time and place, Anna Sewell's moving classic has inspired
kindness, tolerance and hope since it was first published in
1877. Now one of the bestselling children's books of all time,
and with themes that are possibly more relevant today than ever before,
the story of Black Beauty continues to captivate children,
lingering in their minds well into adulthood.
This is Book 39 in the Scholastic Classics Series. See all Scholastic Classics books here.
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about Anna Sewell
Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. At the age of fourteen she injured both of her ankles in an accident, which meant that she could never walk properly again. Because of this she relied heavily on travelling in horse-drawn carriages, and it was from here that her love of horses grew. In 1871 Anna be