Black Beauty
Black Beauty (Puffin Graphics Plus)
Black Beauty
Anna Sewell
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.

Book Details


  • Classic
  • Fiction
  • Manga/Graphic Novel

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book was very detailed about horses’ lives back in 1877.  I really liked this, and it made me feel connected to the horse. This story is about what kinds of owners horses had to deal with and how hard it was at times and how happy it was at other times. I didn’t realize how cruel people could be to horses and what the animals had to go through.

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