It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare , it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. Although Black Beauty is looked at as a children's novel, Sewell did not write the novel for children. She said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses"  —an influence she attributed to an essay on animals she read earlier by Horace Bushnell — entitled "Essay on Animals". At the age of 14, Anna fell while walking home from school in the rain and injured both ankles.
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It was the first in a trilogy , followed by Thunderhead and Green Grass of Wyoming The popular film version featured young Roddy McDowall and was followed by two other film adaptations, Thunderhead, Son of Flicka , and Green Grass of Wyoming , both based on O'Hara's novels. The Disney Channel re-ran the program during the mids. Rob is often unsatisfied with Ken, who daydreams when he should be attending to practical matters; Nell, however, shares her son's sensitive nature and is more sympathetic. Howard, the older son, who looks and acts more like Rob, was allowed to choose and train a colt from among the Goose Bar herd thoroughbreds that Rob McLaughlin is raising in the old-fashioned way, on the open range , much to the jealousy of Ken. Although Ken loves horses, Rob doesn't think his wool-gathering son deserves such a privilege yet. At the beginning of the novel, Ken has angered his father by returning home from boarding school with failing grades and will have to repeat fifth grade, an expense Rob can ill afford.