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Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies 1968


Title: The Water Babies
Author: Charles Kingsley
Publisher: Caxton Publishing
Publication Date: 1968
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear, clean pages.

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Reader's note

A beautiful illustrated edition of Charles Kingsley's 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 fast asleep, and becomes a water baby. A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore!