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Black Beauty (Picture Book)

Anna Sewell Ruth Brown



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Anderson Press
01 November 2018
Children's & Educational; Picture books; Animal stories (Children's&YA)
Discover the magic of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty in this picture book, retold and stunningly illustrated by Ruth Brown for the very youngest of horse lovers.

Black Beauty's story improved the lives of horses all over the world. Seen through his own eyes, young horse lovers will be swept up in his incredible journey from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London. No matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit.

'A real treat for young horse-lovers' Irish Times
By:   Anna Sewell
Illustrated by:   Ruth Brown
Imprint:   Anderson Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 271mm,  Width: 231mm,  Spine: 4mm
Weight:   198g
ISBN:   9781783442164
ISBN 10:   1783442166
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Recommended Age:   To 5
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anna Sewell (Author) 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. Ruth Brown (Illustrator) Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books, that have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She was born in Devon and now lives in London and Kent.

Reviews for Black Beauty (Picture Book)

Ruth Brown's artwork captures the fluctuating fortunes of the equine hero... This version will be a real treat for young horse-lovers Irish Times A sumptuous visual feast Kirkus Brown illustrates in a rich, pastoral style Publishers Weekly A handsome picture book. Ruth Brown's painterly style is just right for Beauty's story and her rich, full-spread illustrations perfectly capture the major incidents in the horse's life -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids Brown draws people and horses with facility, grace, and expression. A satisfying picture book for young horse fans. Booklist

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