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Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Retold by Pauline Francis

Essential Classics


56 Pages, 5.8 x 8.2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.99 (US $10.99) (CA $14.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781783220557

Rights: US & CA

ReadZone Books (Sep 2014)

Price: $10.99


The classic story of a brave and noble working horse in Victorian England, retold for younger readersAnna Sewell's classic novel follows the story of Black Beauty, a horse that overcomes danger and cruelty to eventually find a loving home. He has a series of masters who are often cruel and thoughtless. He survives flood, fire, and fever until he feels ready to die, but then he is taken to yet another master. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.

Author Biography

Pauline Francis has 20 years of experience as a secondary school teacher and trained librarian. She is the author of a number of retellings of well-known classics, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein, and The War of the Worlds.