Black Beauty


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Author: Anna Sewell

Illustrator: Susan Jeffers


SEWELL, Anna. Black Beauty. Adapted by Robin McKinley. Picture by Susan Jeffers. NY: Random House [1986]. 4to, 68pp. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations throughout. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Caldecott Honor artist Susan Jeffers, with a small drawing of a horse.

First Jeffers-illustrated edition. This masterfully illustrated classic is skillfully adapted by Newbery Medal-winning author Robin McKinley and remains faithful to the original tale of the young, spirited Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of Victorian England when it was first published in 1877 and inspired the movement to treat animals more humanely, whether as pets or work animals.