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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
By Richard D. Beards (introduced by) and Charles Kingsley
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date April 29, 2008
Pages 198
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143105091
ISBN-10 0143105094
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Brian Alderson (other contributor), Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (March 14, 2013); titled "The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-baby"
9780199645602 | details & prices | 235 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $21.95
With Benita Nichols | from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (January 1, 1983)
from Hart Pub Co (May 1, 1977); titled "The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby"
9780805512076 | details & prices | List price $10.00
About: The adventures of a runaway chimney sweep who is taken by the faires and changed into a water baby.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 13, 2016); titled "The Water-babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby"
9781530021741 | details & prices | 124 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | 0.53 lbs | List price $5.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 15, 2014); titled "The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby"
9781505560039 | details & prices | 168 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.38 in. | List price $8.95
About: The Water BabiesA Fairy Tale for a Land BabyBy Charles KingsleyThe Complete ClassicSummaryThe protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house.
With Brian Alderson (other contributor), Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 10, 2014); titled "The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-baby"
9780199685455 | details & prices | 235 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: 'this is all a fairy tale.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 23, 2014); titled "The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby"
9781500619657 | details & prices | 176 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.40 in. | List price $8.95
About: Voted Top in 100 Books for Children - The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Richard D. Beards (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (April 29, 2008); titled "The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby"
9780143105091 | details & prices | 198 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The beloved Victorian children's tale now available in its original unabridged editionInstantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863, The Water Babies is at once a bewitching childhood fantasy and a skillfully woven moral allegory.
With Warwick Goble (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (June 16, 2006); titled "The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-baby"
9780486450001 | details & prices | 156 pages | 8.25 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.14 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The adventures of Tom, a sooty little chimney sweep with a great longing to be clean, who is stolen by fairies and turned into a water baby.
from Kessinger Pub Co (March 31, 2004); titled "The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale For A Land Baby"
9780766189553 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $30.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Simon Vance (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 1, 2013); titled "The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby"
9781470888763 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A classic since its first publication in 1863, The Water-Babies is the story of a little chimney sweep named Tom and his magical adventures beneath the waves.

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