Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (March 30, 1820-April 25, 1878) was a British novelist best known for her famous children's classic, Black Beauty (1877). Sewell was crippled at an early age and traveled mainly by horse-drawn carriages. This likely contributed to her love of horses and her promotion of the humane treatment of animals. Sewell was an invalid during the years she wrote Black Beauty, her only book.