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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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subject_facet Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction, Child abuse -- Juvenile fiction, Child labor -- Juvenile fiction, Children's literature, Children's stories, Chimney sweeps -- Juvenile fiction, Electronic books, Evolution -- Juvenile fiction, Fairies -- Juvenile fiction, Fairy tales
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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