An amazingly fast and strong but gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty peacefully gallops across open meadows, carrying adoring children through the English countryside. But then a tragic accident forces his owner to sell him, and Black Beauty enters a world where horses are treated with bitter violence. Longing for his joyful youth on his original master's farm, Black Beauty faces horrible, demeaning abuse but never loses his spirit - or his great hope that he'll find happiness again.
Originally written in 1877 as a protest against cruelty to animals, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty reminds listeners that horses, like all living creatures, deserve to be treated with love and kindness. Today, Black Beauty remains one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, touching the hearts of everyone who meets the unforgettable horse.
Public Domain (P)1982 by Recorded Books, Inc.; Cover Art ©1995 by Barbara Leonard Gibson
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