This is the first book I ever read.I remember the day that I brought it in to show to my teacher, Miss Gerardi.She asked me if I could read it, so I started reading it aloud to her right away.

The story is told in Black Beauty's own words.Beauty's friends are hard to forget, especially high-spirited Ginger.Anna Sewall's words are full of loving empathy for these beautiful animals.The story was set in 19th century England, at a time when almost everyone came into frequent contact with horses.I hope that her story caused at least a few people to treat them with greater kindness.