Brown, Ruth Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty PICTURE BOOK Andersen Press, 2016 (Lerner Imprints). $17.99 Content: G.
Black Beauty is a horse that was born on a peaceful farm and then worked as a carriage horse. He eventually is owned by a careless master who rides him hard and he is injured. He goes through different owners and is treated poorly by some and well by others. As he nears the end of his life one of his grooms from early in his life takes care of him.
This version of Black Beauty is well done and has great illustrations. The story is simplified for younger readers and there is 6-7 sentences per page. If you have horse lovers or need a newer version of Black Beauty this is a great addition.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.