Black Beauty (1877) is written from the perspective of a formerly wild horse. After her capture, the mare bonds with a teenager named Jo. The author, Anna Sewell, was especially suited to write about such a relationship. Since age 14 she’d had injuries that led her to rely on horses for transportation.
This best-selling book was written to help promote animal welfare. It also subtly teaches how to teach people with kindness and respect. The edition shown here is enhanced with more than 100 drawings.
Author(s): Anna Sewell