The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

eBook - 2008
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The beloved Victorian children's tale now available in its original unabridged edition Instantly popular upon its initial publication in 1863, 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 under the sea. As he meets and befriends his fellow water babies, as well as all sorts of sea creatures, he begins to learn some valuable lessons. Much in demand by scholars, this authoritative new edition featuring the Victorian illustrations from early editions will charm children and adults alike. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2008.
ISBN: 9781101575949
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Beards, Richard D.
OverDrive, Inc


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jsingley Nov 15, 2014

recommended from a World magazine review.

Oct 06, 2012

This is a very different, beautiful, and imaginative story that is somewhat encumbered by unnecessary ramblings and asides. Still -- glad I read it.

Mar 03, 2011

Does anyone know if a 12-year-old girl who loves fantasy would be interested???

Dec 11, 2009

not worth reading, its really boring and pointless


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