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Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Reprint) (Paperback) (Charles Kingsley)

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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 into a fantastical world under the sea. As he meets and befriends his fellow water babies, as well as all sorts of sea creatures, he begins to learn some valuable lessons. Much in demand by scholars, this authoritative new edition?featuring the Victorian illustrations from early editions?will charm children and adults alike.

Tom, a young chimney sweep, toils under the misery of his horrendous job and cruel boss, Grimes, until fairies turn him into a water-baby - an underwater sprite. Plunged into a fantastical world under the sea, Tom encounters many adventures and learns valuable lessons from all sorts of sea creatures including their rulers, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and her sister, Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. Under their tutelage, Tom embarks on a daring rescue and regains his human form once again. Instantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863, The Water-Babies is at once a skillfully woven moral allegory and a bewitching childhood fantasy.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Charles Kingsley
Language: English
Street Date: April 29, 2008
TCIN: 12117353
UPC: 9780143105091
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-0245
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$11.90
MSRPwas $14.00

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