For the Guardian she named her top ten animal adventures.
One title on the list:
Black Beauty by Anna SewellRead about the other stories on the list.
I don't believe anyone who reads Black Beauty is left unchanged by it. Anna Sewell's deeply sympathetic and empathetic story of the horse's troubles as he passes from owner to cruel owner before finally finding peace in retirement on a farm broke literary ground on its publication in 1878 and was enormously influential in changing public opinion about the treatment of working horses. It is the sixth biggest selling book in the English language and remains one of the best animal books of all time.