Black Beauty...this is my favorite childhood book!
And it's only one of two childhood books I have for two reasons...mainly because books weren't purchased back in the 50s like they are now....we used the library plus my Mother kept a very clutter free home.
What little girl didn't grow up loving horses especially this beautiful black beauty!
I loved the beautiful illustrations by Phoebe Erickson!
(Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Adapted by Eleanor Graham Vance copyright 1949)
I ❤ to draw...betcha didn't know that about me.
I drew the black horse here when I was in Mrs. Keyes 4th grade class. I loved Mrs. Keyes...she was the best teacher I ever had. She came to her profession later in life. She had a huge hump on her back and wasn't a pretty woman by any means but she had a heart of gold and was a natural at her craft.
I'm still drawing horses as you can see here but I don't draw as much as I use to...
Isn't Merrylegs the cutest
The horse picture on the left was my very first gift from a boy!
His name was Sonny and his grandparents lived next door to us. He would come up to visit during the summer months. He was cute and the first boy I ever kissed!
Did you notice the clipped corner of my book? Our dog, Lady, chewed it and my Dad trimmed it for me. LOL! That's a kid for you I must have left it out.
Did you love horses as a child too?
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