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The Water Babies By Charles Kingsley

  • Readers of every age will delight in this fantastical fairy tale from Charles Kingsley. Tom, a young chimney sweep, comes to a tragically untimely end and is transformed into a mystical creature known as a water baby that resides in a magical sub-aqueous environment. Despite its nineteenth-century vintage, this engrossing fable has important lessons...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2011
  • When Tom, an ill-treated little chimney-sweep, jumps into a clear, cool stream to clean himself something magical happens; he is turned into a tiny water baby by the fairies. He enters a strange, magical underwater world, and travels beyond the world's end to the other end-of-nowhere, getting into all sorts of scrapes and encountering creatures beautiful...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 1995
  • “The Water Babies” by Kingsley is a wonderful read. The story is about a little boy Tom whose life changed after his encounter with a fairy. The fairy transformed the little boy’s personality from inconsiderate to polite. The story propels reader’s imagination and leaves one with a helpful moral; if youngsters are taught to be nice...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2006
  • Charles Kingsley?s The Water Babies is a nineteenth-century fantastic story that can be read by both children and grownups. While the former will find in it a wonderful world of fairies and a treat for their imagination, the latter will additionally perceive its moral and philosophical aspects. The events center around the character of the young chimney-sweeper...

    Publisher : Copyright Group
    published : 2013
  • The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular in England during its day, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades.

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2015
  • Tom, a mistreated young chimney sweep finds himself transported into a fantastic underwater world where he becomes a water baby. A vivid and exciting story that created serious issues about children's working hours in Victorian Britain.

    Publisher : Waverley Books
    published : 2015
  • After being chased from the home of an upper-class young girl called Ellie, chimney-sweep Tom falls asleep and tumbles into a river. There he is transformed into a 'water-baby' and his adventures truly begin. Beneath the surface, he enters a magical world full of strange and wonderful creatures, where he must prove his moral worth in order to earn...

    Publisher : Pan Macmillan
    published : 2016
  • A young, ill-treated chimney sweep enters a magical waterworld where he meets creatures that teach him the difference between right and wrong. 32 illustrations.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2013
  • The beloved Victorian children's tale now available in its original unabridged edition Instantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863, The Water Babies  is at once a bewitching childhood fantasy and a skillfully woven moral allegory. Tom, a young chimney sweep, escapes his horrendous job and his cruel boss, Grimes, when fairies plunge him...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from a twelve-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a 'water-baby'. In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement. Gloriously illustrated with 8 colours plates...

    Publisher : Pan Macmillan
    published : 2015