by Sydney a HorseCrazyGirl!
Black Beauty is one of the greatest classic horse books for horse lovers. It tells the story of a horse who goes through many difficulties in life...cruel owners, a fire, as well as kindness from others. It's such a beautiful book.
What you may not know is that it was written 140 years ago! The author Anna Sewell was an invalid and it was the only novel she ever wrote. She died five months after it was published. Crippled from childhood, Anna loved horses and her book helped people understand how to be kind to these beautiful creatures.
I can't think of any horse book that has been so popular since.
Have you read Black Beauty? Please share your thoughts about it!!