Scholastic Classics: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (author) (UK edition)

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Scholastic Children’s Books are proud to publish this beautiful edition of the classic tale, Black Beauty. Black Beauty is a young black colt and loves roaming Farmer Gray’s fields with his mother. As Black Beauty grows into a handsome stallion, he is trained into the use of a saddle and whip and sold to Squire Gordon of Birtwick Hall. Here, he makes many friends including the angry Ginger, the well-meaning Merrylegs and the elderly Sir Oliver, as well as stablehands James and John. When Squire Gordon has to move abroad to improve his wife’s ill health, Black Beauty is sold again to Earlshall Park. So begins a hard and unsettled life for Black Beauty who is always at the whim of his human owners. Often he is whipped and made to wear blinkers or the bearing rein, at other times he must work as a cab horse on the busy London streets. Will Black Beauty ever be able to roam the fields again as he did in his childhood? What has become of his friends Ginger and Merrylegs?

  • Rediscover Anna Sewell’s moving tale of the hardships of being an animal in a human world with Scholastic’s classic edition.
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Scholastic Classics







Date published

November 7th, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 7.7; Middle years; 11.0 points

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  • 256 pages



UK edition

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  1. Edward
    on 28 February 2014

    scholastic classics

    Thoes books are very nice books , although they are not romance book , but there is a lots of things I learned .

    5 out of 5

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  1. eleanor100
    on 16 March 2016

    After reading this classic book a few months ago, it became one of my firm favourites. At first I thought that it may have been a bit difficult to read, attempting to make sense of old English having not studied it, but in fact I found this book an absolute pleasure and perfect for all ages.

    Black Beauty was originally published on the 24th of November 1877 by Anna Sewell. The inspiration of this book came from her youth when her father would regularly drive the horses to and from the station,these trips made her consider the humane treatment of these creatures.

    Miss. Sewell wrote in a way that was simple to understand yet beautifully descriptive, the book tells the fictional story of a young horse named Darkie by his Master after his dark, shiny coat. He is then taken away from his mother to Birtwick Park and renamed Black Beauty which sticks all the way throughout the book even though he is given various names by many other owners. This story mainly follows Black Beauty’s life but with some chapters that gives you an idea as to what happened to some other loveable characters such as Ginger.

    5 out of 5

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