Children will love this story of a beautiful black horse. Black Beauty tells the life story of a young colt on an English farm. Black Beauty experiences cruel treatment pulling cabs in London. Each chapter tells a lesson on kindness and sympathy. Black Beauty was originally written for people who worked with animals. Sewell wanted to highlight the poor treatment of working animals. While outwardly teaching animal welfare the story contains allegorical lessons on how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect. Black Beauty is the autobiography of a horse which will delight and encourage its readers to treat animals and people with kindness.