Biography for Black Beauty

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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.