6 edition of The Water Babies [EasyRead Edition] found in the catalog.
December 1, 2006
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||260|
It is a cliche to say that a book can change the world, but The Water Babies, in its own way, really did. • The Reverend Richard Coles presents The Secret Life of Books: The Water Babies on BBC4. The beloved Victorian children’s tale—now available in its original unabridged edition Instantly popular upon its initial publication in , 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 .
The Water Babies, Water Babies, or Water Baby may refer to. The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, a novel by Charles Kingsley published in ; The Water Babies, a live action/animated film based on the novel; Water Babies, a animated short film in the Silly Symphonies series; The Water Babies, a musical based on the novel by Jason Carr and . The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby is an novel for children by the British professor, cleric, and activist Charles Kingsley. The novel was originally written to satirize religious, pseudoscientific alternatives to Charles Darwin’s seminal work on evolutionary biology, On the Origin of Species.
In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement. With a beautiful foiled cover and glorious inside illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell, this edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, first published in , is a truly special gift to treasure. The water-babies. [Charles Kingsley; Roberta MacDonald] -- Young Tom is a chimney-sweeper's boy who one day falls into a river and drowns, only to be transformed into a water-baby. Through his encounters with friendly fish, curious lobsters, and characters.
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It's a charming look at the transformation of a dirty chimney sweep into a clean 4" water-baby, but on a higher plane also a look at the death of children during this Industrial Revolution time period.
Beware: some of the author's prejudices come out in this book especially when it comes to the Irish which he represents as dishonest and by: Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month The Water Babies[Illustrated] and millions of other books are available for instant access/5(34).
The Water Babies: [EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition] by Charles Kingsley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Basically, The Water Babies is a fairy tale about a young chimney sweep by the name of Tom, who drowns in a river (though the book avoids saying Tom died), and becomes a Water Baby.
And once Tom becomes a When I first got my hands on this book, I was shocked at the length and small type - pages with some illustrations dropped in here and there/5. Read The Water-Babies by author Charles Kingsley, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available.
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'The Water-Babies' has been published in countless editions, many being abridged or retold for younger readers so they too can enjoy the story. The first edition of had just two black and white illustrations and, indeed, the majority The Water Babies [EasyRead Edition] book Water-babies editions have at least some black and white pictures.
The Water-Babies Note: Project Gutenberg has several editions of this eBook: # (Illustrated in B & W and Color) # (Illustrated in Color) # (Plain HTML file) Language: English: LoC Class: PZ: Language and Literatures: Juvenile belles lettres: Subject: Chimney sweeps -- Juvenile fiction Subject: Fairy tales -- England Category: Text Cited by: The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley.
Written in as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in First octavo edition of Goble's Water Babies, following the quarto edition of the previous year.
"Goble moved into the big time in when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volume in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley.
Condition means everything in a book's value. A book that has significant damage is likely not worth much. A book collector wants an attractive copy. Dust jackets. Most hard cover books published since the early 20th century were sold with a dust jacket.
The dust jacket is both the most decorative part of a book, and the most delicate. Editions for The Water Babies: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ), (K. The Water-Babies Fairy Tale Book Kingsley 1st Ed The Water-Babies Fairy Tale Book Kingsley 1st Ed Title: The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby Author: Charles Kingsley this book is a first edition Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell & Co hardcover good condition An invoice will be sent shortly after the auction.
First Edition. The Water Babies. This book is in good condition, with some noticeable signs of aging and wear; there is a sticker pull-off on the front cover, but the wear is very minimal. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Seller Inventory #. Created on Ma this is the edition of Charles Kingsley's Water Babies This is a classic Fairy tale about an abusied little chimney sweep That dies and is reincarnated into a water. The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles n in –63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many Author: Charles Kingsley.
After a long and arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere young Tom achieves his heart's desire. AUTHOR Charles Kingsley ( - ) was a Victorian clergyman and writer, whose book 'The Water Babies' not only became a classic children's story, but also a force for social change in the form of improved working conditions for boy chimney-sweeps.4/5(1).
The Water-Babies is certainly an odd book. I remember reading it as a child, and the story continued to fascinate me. I have never seen the Disney film and I’m glad of it.
I don’t think I can find my childhood copy of the book, yet, after reading this excellent post, I’m going to get hold of a copy. I might understand the story better now. 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 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 Pages: The Water Babies can be read on many levels.
It is a children's story that has proved incredibly popular with young minds since its first publication in book form in /5(33). The Water Babies is an excellent example of British Literature that should be promoted just as much as the works of Lewis Caroll or Dickens.
Charles Kingsley's work was banned for quite a while. There is no question that this cleverly written fairy tale has a lot of hidden information to by: The Water-Babies, now reissued by Oxford University Press, probably had some influence in persuading the House of Lords, into ban the use of children under the age of 16 in cleaning.
Water Babies - A Classic Book for Kids Water Babies was for decades one of the most popular children's books in the world, but like many works, inspired by contemporary discoveries and consequent changes, eventually felt out of favor. Charles Kingsley wrote it full of enthusiasm caused by Darwin's Origin of Species and criticism of.