This new series of Bookworms offers younger readers the chance to enjoy lively and accessible adaptations of the best classic and modern fiction. Each title is highly illustrated to engage the reader in the world of the book and help with specific vocabulary. Accompanying exercises make all these titles suitable for use in class or at home. Anna Sewell (1820-78) felt very strongly about cruelty to animals and wrote Black Beauty to persuade people to be kinder to horses. It was her only book and took her six years to write because of illness. She died soon after it appeared, and since then more than thirty million copies have been sold.