The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley – 1994 First Edition

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Charles Kinglsey – The Water Babies

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The Water Babies

Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by the villainous chimney-sweep, Grimes, to climb up inside flues to clear away the soot. While engaged in this dreadful task, he loses his way and emerges in the bedroom of Ellie, the young daughter of the house who mistakes him for a thief. He runs away, and, hot and bothered, he slips into a cooling stream, falls asleep, and becomes a Water Baby.

In his new life, he meets all sorts of aquatic creatures, including an engaging old lobster, other water babies, and at last reaches St Branden’s Isle where he encounters the fierce Mrs Bedonbyasyoudid and the motherly Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby. After a long and ardous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere young Tom achieves his heart’s desire.

Writer – Charles Kingsley

ISBN 1 85326 148 3

(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1)

This edition published 1994 by Wordsworth Editions Limited

Printed and bound in Great Britain by Mackays of Chatham plc

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