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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN13: 9780143105091
ISBN10: 0143105094
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Marjorie Madonne, September 21, 2010 (view all comments by Marjorie Madonne)
I read "Water Babies" as a child and adored the book. The review definitely makes me want to revisit it.
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This is one of the strangest, most delightful little stories you will ever read! Like a literary version of a Victorian "cabinet of curiosities," the story is full of oddities and surprises and characters that are not easily forgotten. It will leave you scratching your head, to be sure...and make Alice in Wonderland seem tame by comparison! I couldn't put it down. I never knew what sort of strange things would happen to poor little Tom next!
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Kingsley, Charles
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Beards, Richard D.
Beards, Richard D.
Beards, Richard D.
Fairy tales
Chimney sweeps.
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Penguin Classics
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Grade Level:
from 12
4 b/w illustrations
7.72x5.68x.59 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143105091 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A young chimney sweep enters a magical waterworld where he meets creatures that teach him the difference between right and wrong. Delightful characters such as Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby will enchant today's young readers just as they did well over a century ago. A lavish edition of a children's classic. 32 illustrations.
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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.

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