Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Illustrated by Lucy Kemp-Welch
Hardcover in Good Condition. Gift inscription to a previous owner is inside.
Recommended Age Group: Twelve and up.
BARROW recommends this as an ageless tale that is moving and memorable. It is sad, but we recommend this tale as both a classic and a well-written story that builds empathy.
Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.