The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

by Charles Kingsley and William Heath Robinson

Hardback Publication Date: 12/07/2016

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Charles Kingsley's classic children's tale with glorious illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.After being chased from the home of an upper-class young girl called Ellie, chimney-sweep Tom falls asleep and tumbles into a river. There he is transformed into a 'water-baby' and his adventures truly begin. He enters a magical world full of strange and wonderful creatures, where he must prove his moral worth in order to earn what he truly desires.

One of the most unusual children's books ever written, The Water-Babies reflects many social preoccupations of the Victorian era, such as education and the working conditions of children and the poor.

With glorious black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson and an introduction by Christina Hardyment.
ISBN:
9781909621404
9781909621404
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-07-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
154x99x18mm
Weight:
0.19kg
Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest, university professor, historian and novelist.

The Water-Babies was his most famous novel and was originally written and published as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine from 1862-1863 before being published in its entirety as a book in 1863.

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