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The story of Black Beauty

Series: Picture books
By Zanna Davidson

Padded hardback

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A moving retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic story of cruelty and kindness, perfect for introducing younger readers to this much-loved story. Follow one special horse’s journey from the rolling hills of the English countryside to the dark, cobbled streets of London. With atmospheric watercolour illustrations that bring the story to life. Available as ebook with narration (on tablets that support audio).

Book information

Key Stage
Padded hardback
ISBN: 9780746096505
Extent: 24 pages
Dimensions: 250 x 250mm
Alan Marks

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

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“black beauty”
The pictures look like they are sketched, this is a lovely story a little sad but I enjoy reading it lots. I am 7.