Anna Sewell's novel Black Beauty has been one of the world's most beloved animal stories since its 1877 publication. The story is told by its hero, a remarkable black horse with a white "star" on his forehead, whose joyous and heartbreaking life takes him from idyllic country life to London's cobblestoned streets.
A Little Princess:
Sara Crewe shares a life of wonder in exotic India with her devoted father. But war draws Sara's father into the military & Sara is sent to a New York boarding school run by the strict Miss Minchin, to whom exuberant Sara is a troublemaker. But with courage, imagination & kindness, Sara overcomes her hardships - & changes her life & the fortunes around her.
The Secret Garden:
It's a special garden where friendships blossom, illnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary, her spoiled, sickly cousin Colin and kindly county boy Dickon discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. "If you look the right way," Mary says, "you can see the whole world is a garden."