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Isbn: 978-91-7639-284-3
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Children's books 9-12 years In english Historic facsimile
Accessible since: October 2014


The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

Drowning was the best thing that ever happened to Tom. Before, he was just another poor orphan, employed by the evil chimney-sweep, Grimes, who beat and overworked him. But now, he has escaped that life and become a water baby. From the river to the ocean, "The Water Babies" follows Tom’s fun and moving adventures as he meets all sorts of unique, aquatic creatures. A wonder of Victorian fantasy, Charles Kingsley’s imaginative 1863 classic has been a mainstay of British children's literature for decades. A huge hit in its time, it lead to reforms that relieved the suffering of young chimney-sweeps like Tom.

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was an English novelist, priest of the Church of England, historian, professor, and social reformer. His most famous work is the classic fantasy novel "The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby" (1863).

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