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  • Rudyard Kipling

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This second volume of curated children’s classics will take you on a rhyming journey with elephants, cheetahs, and rhinos in Just So Stories; delve into the world of Mole, Toad, Rat and Badger in The Wind in the Willows; and through the streets of London with a beautiful horse in Black Beauty. These classic children’s stories are read by actress...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    L'histoire, racontée à la première personne, est l'autobiographie d'un cheval nommé Prince Noir qui commence sa vie poulain dans une ferme anglaise. Le roman raconte les mésaventures de ce cheval, vendu par ses premiers propriétaires, jusqu'à devenir cheval de fiacre dans les rues de Londres. Tout au long de l'histoire, Prince Noir est confronté à la cruauté ou la sympathie des hommes, et continue à faire le travail qu'on lui demande avec courage. Chaque chapitre du roman raconte un incident de la vie de Prince Noir et contient une leçon ou une morale en rapport avec le traitement des chevaux à l'époque. Le roman d'Anna Sewell a d'ailleurs contribué à l'amélioration du sort...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Experiencing a story read out loud is one of the oldest forms of entertainment there is. Fireside Reading is a way to slow down, reconnect with the timeless wisdom of great books and rediscover the simple pleasure of being read to. Join Gildart Jackson in front of a cozy fire as he reads Black Beauty by Anna Sewell to you and your family from beginning to...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    A collection of stories that children absolutely adore. The brilliant Robin & Brenda Markwell voice a fabulous retelling of classics, from The King's New Clothes, to the story of Black Beauty, and much more. So go on and delve into a series of enchanting worlds that we all know and...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    The story of noble Black Beauty is one of the most popular children's books of all time. In this sensitive children's adaptation, Beauty movingly describes the friends, people and places - good and bad - that he encounters in the course of his dramatic life as he is passed from master to master. Anna Sewell wrote her book in the late 19th century as an attempt to improve the conditions of the working horse. It remains a unique document of a time when horses were the main means of transport and a heartfelt message against cruelty to animals. While primarily teaching about animal rights, it also looks at how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. In this audiobook, a...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    The story of noble Black Beauty is one of the most popular children's books of all time. In this sensitive children's adaptation, Beauty movingly describes the friends, people and places - good and bad - that he encounters in the course of his dramatic life as he is passed from master to master. Anna Sewell wrote her book in the late 19th century as an attempt to improve the conditions of the working horse. It remains a unique document of a time when horses were the main means of transport and a heartfelt message against cruelty to animals. While primarily teaching about animal rights, it also looks at how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. In this audiobook, a...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    This well known classic, an autobiography of the horse Black Beauty, beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. It has been cited as 'the most influential anticruelty novel of all time' by Bernard Unti. The novel was an immediate best seller, and is one of best selling books of all time. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    This audiobook is about the life of a beautiful horse as a colt, adult, and retired animal and addresses issues horses had to deal with in regards to being used to pull carriages for money making and about the fair and kind treatment of animals used by people. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short easy to understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom back ground...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    'Denke ich an meine Jugend zurück, so erinnere ich mich an eine große schöne Wiese und einen Teich mit klarem Wasser ...' Black Beauty, ein wunderschöner Rappe mit einem weißen Fuß und einem weißen Stern auf der Stirn, erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte. Nach einer glücklichen Kindheit, wird er zum ersten Mal verkauft. Er findet neue Freunde, gerät in die Hände gewissenloser Menschen und aus dem feurigen Rappen wird ein gewöhnliches Droschkenpferd. Doch gerade hier trifft er auf Menschen, die es gut mit ihm meinen. Die Originalvorlage von Anna Sewell ist ein leidenschaftlicher Appell für eine artgerechte und sanfte Tierhaltung. Bei dieser Hörbuchfassung handelt es sich um...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this memorable story. Today only, get this bestseller for a special price. Perhaps the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply moving account of a horse's experiences at the hands of many owners — some, sensitive riders who treated him gently; others, cruel drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage. Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book now at a special...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Große Aufregung herrscht in Birtwick-Park. Black Beauty wird zum 'Windsor-Galopp-Rennen' in Croydon zugelassen. Wochenlanges Training steht bevor, hält alle auf dem Gut in Atem. Jessie und Flora schlafen kaum noch. Da kommt Mr. Gordon auf die Idee, die Mädchen nach St. Talbot in Ferien zu schicken. Kaum dort angekommen, erleben die beiden eine große Überraschung. Mr. Cullens Hengst Activity ist ebenfalls für das Rennen gemeldet und läuft zum großen Schrecken von Jessie und Flora beim Training bessere Zeiten als Black Beauty. Wer wird der Sieger von Croydon? Black Beauty oder Activity? Das ist die bange Frage, auf die es erst am Tag des Rennens eine Antwort geben...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Bat Masterson, von Mr. Gordon wegen übler Machenschaften fristlos entlassen, betrinkt sich im Dorfgasthaus und berichtet von dem Klassepferd 'Black Beauty', das wohl seine 'einige tausend Pfund' wert sei. Und dann ist eines Abends Black Beauty plötzlich verschwunden. In Birtwick-Park klingelt das Telefon und eine männliche Stimme verlangt von Mr. Gordon 3000 Pfund Lösegeld. Inspektor Wright schaltet sich sofort in den Fall ein; eine spannende Jagd nach dem Erpresser beginnt. Doch wären Jessie und Flora nicht auf die richtige Idee gekommen: wer weiß, was dann aus Black Beauty geworden...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Darky, ein vierjähriger schwarzer Hengst, gewinnt als Zweitpferd das '1000-Meilen-Rennen', das zwischen den Ost- und Weststaaten ausgetragen wird und über die Strecke von Nebraska nach Illinois führt. Doc Middleton, der Besitzer des Pferdes, erhält Höchstangebote. Er verkauft Darky an Larry Fuller, der für Mr. Gordon, einen Interessenten in England, seit Langem ein solches Rassepferd sucht. Und so tritt der junge Hengst die große Reise über den Atlantik an. Sein Pfleger John Manley ist außer sich, als er während der Überfahrt feststellen muss, dass sich Darky beim Transport eine Verletzung zugezogen hat und eine Blutvergiftung zu befürchten ist. Durch eine gerade noch...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    The same beloved story of the adventures of a young horse that we all know and love, but rewritten by the author for young people. All of the pathos, tenderness and fun are still there, just written for a younger audience. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    The same beloved story of the adventures of a young horse that we all know and love, but rewritten by the author for young people. All of the pathos, tenderness and fun are still there, just written for a younger audience. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. (Summary by phil chenvert and...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty spent her youthful days grazing in grassy meadows, with ponds of clear water, shade trees and apples. But life for her was not always meadows and shade trees, but a life of work and hoping some day soon to return to the meadows with her old friends under the apple trees. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Amazingly fast, incredibly strong, and fantastically gentle, Black Beauty is a horse that touches the hearts of all who meet him. Born on a grand estate in the English countryside, he spends his days galloping across open meadows and carrying adoring children on his back. But when a tragic accident forces Black Beauty's owner to sell him, this joyful life quickly comes to an end. Outside the estate is a world where horses are treated with bitter cruelty and thoughtless violence. Nothing, however, can break Black Beauty's spirit-or his great love. For he knows that someday, he will find happiness again. Black Beauty was written in an age when people took horses for granted just as we take...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Every child loves a story about a horse, and Black Beauty remains one of the finest, most touching ever written. Set in Victorian London, the novel follows the shifting fortunes of a horse as he moves from owner to owner. Narrated by the noble Black Beauty himself, the tale offers an animal's perspective of the world and highlights the thoughtless, even cruel treatment animals endured during that...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty, the friendly, patient stallion with a white blaze upon his forehead, is one of the most familiar figures in children's literature. After the first lively carefree years in the fields, Black Beauty learns to accept the saddle and bridle and the rule of his masters. But a succession of misfortunes shows that the life of a horse can be harsh and painful. This touching portrait, full of drama and sadness, is as moving now as when it was first written in...read more

  • Anna Sewell

    Sewell's intention in writing Black Beauty was to promote the humane treatment of horses, and the book is credited with having the greatest effect on the treatment of animals of any publication in history. It has resulted in legislation protecting horses and a changed public attitude about animal treatment. Anna Sewell only wrote one book in her lifetime, as she died a few months after publication, but Black Beauty has proven to be a book of great importance and popularity, and is still one of the most widely read books in the world. Barely a year goes by without a new print edition being published, thus continuing the life of this timeless...read more