The water-babies

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A classic since its first publication, in 1863, The Water-Babies is the story of Tom, a little chimney sweep, and his magical adventures beneath the waves.

When young Tom flees his sooty, dangerous toil and his cruel master, Grimes, he finds himself plunged into "a quiet, silent, rich, happy place"--a land beneath the water "so out of the way the bad bogies can hardly find it out." There, Tom meets haughty dragonflies, makes friends with a slowwitted lobster, and dodges hungry otters. Eventually he meets the other water-babies and their clever rulers, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby.

Charles Kingsley's "fairy tale for a land baby" has charmed generations of readers. This handsome facsimile edition-with Jessie Willcox Smith's twelve exquisite full-color plates and two-color illustrations throughout-is the perfect way to introduce this classic to a new generation.

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display_description Charles Kingsley's classic, The Water Babies, was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades. It tells the story of a young chimney sweep, Tom, who drowns in a river and is turned into a 'water-baby'. Tom then embarks on a series of adventures and lessons underwater, and meets characters such as the major spiritual leaders of the water world, Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, and Mother Carey. This classic fairy tale, originally published in 1915, contains eight incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines - for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
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subject_facet Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction, Child abuse -- Juvenile fiction, Child labor -- Juvenile fiction, Children's literature, Children's stories, Chimney sweeps -- Fiction, Chimney sweeps -- Juvenile fiction, Electronic books, Evolution -- Juvenile fiction, Fairies -- Juvenile fiction, Fairy tales
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title_full The water babies [electronic resource] Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875., The water-babies / Charles Kingsley, The water-babies [electronic resource] Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875.
title_short The water-babies
topic_facet Animal welfare, Child abuse, Child labor, Children's literature, Children's stories, Chimney sweeps, Electronic books, Evolution, Fairies, Fairy tales