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The Water Babies  : Complete and Unabridged - Charles Kingsley

The Water Babies

Complete and Unabridged

Paperback Published: 5th December 1994
ISBN: 9781853261480
Number Of Pages: 214
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old

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In this Victorian fantasy, plunging into a land beneath the water, a young chimney-sweep discovers a wonderful and mystical world of water-babies.

About The Author

Charles Kingsley (1819—1875) was an Anglican minister, the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, and the author of numerous novels, including Westward Ho! He also wrote poetry, sermons, and magazine articles. Richard D. Beards is an associate professor of English at Temple University.

Industry Reviews

A retelling of a classic story that- to be honest- I always thought was more difficult reading for children than tradition assumed it to be. Here is a retelling and adaptation, with considerable abridgement and revision, but holding to the main body of the tale-the fantasy of the chimney sweep who became a "water baby" and lived an undersea life with other real and enchanted creatures. The Marjory Collison illustrations, 28 of them in color suggesting techniques of some of the French illustrators, have the flavor of the story. And the book- on the whole- has more sustained quality than most of those done by this press. (Kirkus Reviews)

A wonderful classic for all children


A story I remember from my childhood, and one I wanted to share with the grandchildren.

Sydney Australia


The Water Babies

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ISBN: 9781853261480
ISBN-10: 1853261483
Series: Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 5th December 1994
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Type: New edition