Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was an English novelist. She is well known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, which is now considered one of the top ten best selling novels for children ever written, although it was intended at the time for an adult audience.

✦ She was born into a deeply religious family.

✦ She never intended to write a book for children.

✦ She was home-schooled by her mother.