Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Adapted by Eleanor Graham Vance Illustrated by Phoebe Erickson 1949 Random House

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Introduce your child to the timeless tale of Black Beauty with this beautifully illustrated adaptation by Eleanor Graham Vance. Published in 1949 by Random House, this edition is perfect for children ages 6–9 or anyone who loves the story of Black Beauty.

The book contains 64 pages filled with vibrant, full-color illustrations by Phoebe Erickson. While the spine shows some wear, all pages are firmly attached, ensuring a durable and treasured read.


  • Title: Black Beauty
  • Author: Anna Sewell (Adapted by Eleanor Graham Vance)
  • Illustrator: Phoebe Erickson
  • Publication Date: 1949
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Spine is worn, but all pages are firmly attached (check photos for specifics)

Three Key Elements:

  1. This adaptation captures the essence of Anna Sewell's original story, making it accessible and engaging for younger readers.
  2. The book features many full-color illustrations that are accurate in terms of equine anatomy, bridles, saddles, carts, and costumes.
  3. A wonderful addition to any child's library, perfect for fans of classic tales and beautiful illustrations.

Encourage your child to explore the adventures of Black Beauty through this beautifully crafted book.

In Summation:

 This beautifully illustrated adaptation of Black Beauty is a must-have for young readers and fans of the classic story. Add this charming book to your child's collection today!

Reading Recommendation:

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Disclaimer: The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. As is typical for vintage pieces, they may show some wear. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

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