National Pet Month – Black Beauty

by jeanineoloughlin


May is National Pet Month so here are some famous pets in literature.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty is a novel written in 1877 by Anna Sewell as a fictional autobiography of a horse named Black Beauty. It’s a great book for children teaching about animal welfare and treatment as well as kindness and empathy. I have a deep love for horses since I was little and read this book multiple times as a child. It’s a great story that touches your heart in so many ways and shows you the importance and value of treating others well. It was definitely an inspiration to me growing up and my feelings towards the treatment of animals.