The world's greatest horse story, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition.
Black Beauty teaches everyone he meets the true meaning of courage and loyalty. From escaping a burning barn to saving the life of his owner, every day is full of adventure. But he longs for a family to love him for the gentle horse he is. Will he ever find the perfect home?
Hear Black Beauty read by Jonathan Keeble, who appeared in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
With the included audio you can HEAR the entire book, word for word, READ ALONG with the audio, or READ the story on your own.
Each HEAR IT READ IT classic presents the world's greatest stories in an easy-to-read abridged format. The included audio contains a dramatic reading-with music and sound effects-that match the text, word for word, so children of all ages and reading levels can read along.
Perfect for high-level young readers experiencing the classics for the first time and also ideally accessible for "reluctant readers," HEAR IT READ IT classics give young readers the best possible introduction to the world's timeless tales. It's a terrific way for adults to re-experience the thrills of a classic tale, too!
Add other Hear It Read It classics to your library, including:
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Secret Garden
|Series:||Hear It Read It Classics|
|Edition description:||Book and CD|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Lexile:||860L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Anna Sewell was born on March 30, 1820, in England. A childhood injury prevented her from walking well, so she spent much time riding in horse-drawn carriages. She originally wrote Black Beauty to encourage others to treat horses with kindness; little did she know the book would become a best-selling novel. Black Beauty was Sewell's only novel; however, she is remembered for her many efforts to improve the treatment of animals.