Instantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863,Â The Water BabiesÂ 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.
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This edition also contains Rags to Riches Part Five: The Trash Man Takes a Wife
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.
About: The beloved Victorian children's tale now available in its original unabridged editionInstantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863,Â The Water BabiesÂ is at once a bewitching childhood fantasy and a skillfully woven moral allegory.
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