Anna Sewell


Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell is the author of one novel, children’s classic Black Beauty.Born in Norfolk in 1820, Sewell’s family moved to London when she was two, where they often struggled with poverty. When she was fourteen, Sewell slipped and severely injured her ankles, leaving her unable to walk without a crutch for the rest of her life. Her lack of mobility led her to develop a great reliance on horses, and as a result she was greatly concerned with the treatment of animals.‍Black Beauty, written while Sewell’s health was declining, was intended as a guide to the keeping of horses, and to encourage kindness to animals. Sewell died in 1878, only five months after the publication of Black Beauty, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success.

Featured Anna Sewell Audiobook

Black Beauty

Black Beauty audiobook front cover.
Black Beauty audiobook
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 his 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 1877.

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Voxblock is a new screen-free audiobook player designed for children aged 3 to 12.

With no screen or connectivity and a simple-to-use player, children are in charge and can listen how and where they want.

Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Anna Sewell is over 100 titles and growing all the time.