Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - Retold by Naomi Lewis

Puffin Clothbound Classics

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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: Retold by Naomi Lewis (Puffin Clothbound Classics) / ISBN 9780241425145 / 208 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches

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A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of the most famous animal stories in the world.

Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive...

Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general.

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