Monday, July 25, 2011

Top ten animal adventures

Lauren St. John is the author of the White Giraffe series and the Laura Marlin mysteries.

For the Guardian she named her top ten animal adventures.

One title on the list:
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

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.
Read about the other stories on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue