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The Water-babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-baby

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The adventures of Tom, a sooty little chimney sweep with a great longing to be clean, who is stolen by fairies and turned into a water baby.

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The adventures of Tom, a sooty little chimney sweep with a great longing to be clean, who is stolen by fairies and turned into a water baby.

The Water-babies a Fairy Tale for a Land-baby by the Rev. Charles Kingsley

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies-a Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley

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THE WATER BABIES - A Children's Classic

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley between 1862–63. It is written as part satire, satirising the events of the period. The book’s protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he appears to drown and is transformed into a "water-baby", as he is told by a caddisfly—an insect that sheds its skin—and begins his moral education. Tom embarks on a series of adventures and lessons, and enjoys the community of other water-babies on Saint Brendan's Island once he proves himself a moral creature. The major spiritual leaders in his new world are the fairies Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby (a reference to the Golden Rule), Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, and Mother Carey. Weekly, Tom is allowed the company of Ellie, who eventually becomes a water-baby as well. Grimes, his old master, drowns as well, and in his final adventure, Tom travels to the end of the world to attempt to help the man where he is being punished for his misdeeds. Tom helps Grimes to find repentance, and Grimes will be given a second chance if he can successfully perform a final penance. By proving his willingness to do things he does not like, if they are the right things to do, Tom earns himself a return to human form, and becomes "a great man of science" who "can plan railways, design steam-engines, electric telegraphs, rifled guns, and so forth". He and Ellie are united, although the book states (perhaps jokingly) that they never marry, claiming that in fairy tales, no one beneath the rank of prince and princess ever marries. The book ends with the caveat that it is only a fairy tale, and the reader is to believe none of it, "even if it is true." Initially published in serial form Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley also uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, and to question child labour, among other themes. ================ KEYWORDS/TAGS: Water Babies, fairy tale, land babies, childrens novel, childrens stories, Charles kingsley, satire, magical, enchanting, adventure, underwater, under sea, dragonfly, Land Babies, Water-Babies, Down To The Sea, Fairies, Tom, St. Brandans Isle, Leap Frog, Jump, Little White Lady, Give Chase, Lizards, Bathe, Old Dame, Cool, Clear Water, Pterodactyles, Cramchild, Queen, Learn, Old Salmon, Wicked, Old Otter, Coasting, Point Of Rock, Champagne, Swam, Buoy, Terns, Lazy Sunfish, Distinguished, Lobster, Professor, Ptthmllnsprts, Wise Man, Leap Frog, Town Clerk, White Sand, Inshore, Fishes, Nursery Maid, Nasty Old Monk, Ellie, Surprise, Warm Springs, Light Summer, Flapdoodle Tree, Eft, Pond, Beasts of the Sea, Grand Old Lady, Quakeress, Good Crow, Water Dog, Jellyfish, Mackerel, Epimetheus, Pandora, Old Mother Shipton, Great Sea serpent, Philosophers, Gotham, Spectacles, Poor Turnip Sun, Mr. Grimes, Bandage, Black Cedars, folklore, fantasy, waterfall, Caddisfly. education, Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby, Golden Rule, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, Mother Carey,

Collected Works of Charles Kingsley: The water-babies

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies-(Annotated)

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species

The Water-Babies ... Abridged ... Edited by Capt. E. Vredenburg

Author: Charles Kingsley

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

Author: Charles Kingsley

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A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents.

The Water-Babies - Original Edition

Author: Charles Kingsley

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Once upon a time there was a little chimney-sweep, and his name was Tom. That is a short name, and you have heard it before, so you will not have much trouble in remembering it. He lived in a great town in the North country, where there were plenty of chimneys to sweep, and plenty of money for Tom to earn and his master to spend. He could not read nor write, and did not care to do either; and he never washed himself, for there was no water up the court where he lived. He had never been taught to say his prayers.He never had heard of God, or of Christ, except in words which you never have heard, and which it would have been well if he had never heard. He cried half his time, and laughed the other half. He cried when he had to climb the dark flues, rubbing his poor knees and elbows raw; and when the soot got into his eyes, which it did every day in the week; and when his master beat him, which he did every day in the week; and when he had not enough to eat, which happened every day in the week likewise.

The Water Babies and Glaucus

Author: Charles Kingsley

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Category: Chimney sweeps

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The Water-Babies Illustrated

Author: Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species.

Connie and the Water Babies

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Water Babies

Teach Your Baby the Joys of Water - from Newborn Floating to Toddler Swimming

Author: Francoise Barbira Freedman

Publisher: Lorenz Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

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This compelling book introduces readers to the Birthright water training approach, a unique series of exercises that encourage confidence and enjoyment in the water for babies and parents. Packed with games and activities, this guide teaches water skills that can last a lifetime. Color photos.

The Water-Babies - Large Print Edition

Author: Charles Kingsley

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Once upon a time there was a little chimney-sweep, and his name was Tom. That is a short name, and you have heard it before, so you will not have much trouble in remembering it. He lived in a great town in the North country, where there were plenty of chimneys to sweep, and plenty of money for Tom to earn and his master to spend. He could not read nor write, and did not care to do either; and he never washed himself, for there was no water up the court where he lived. He had never been taught to say his prayers.He never had heard of God, or of Christ, except in words which you never have heard, and which it would have been well if he had never heard. He cried half his time, and laughed the other half. He cried when he had to climb the dark flues, rubbing his poor knees and elbows raw; and when the soot got into his eyes, which it did every day in the week; and when his master beat him, which he did every day in the week; and when he had not enough to eat, which happened every day in the week likewise.

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Broadview Press

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Among the most popular children’s books of the Victorian period, The Water-Babies continues to delight readers of all ages. It tells the story of a young boy named Tom, who escapes his harsh life as a chimney sweep by being transformed into a “water-baby.” His adventures underwater introduce him to strange animals, gentle fairies, and exotic seascapes, and Kingsley frequently digresses from the mythical narrative with his commentary on political and scientific topics. Many of Linley Sambourne’s remarkable illustrations from the 1886 edition are included in the text of the novel. This Broadview edition reproduces the first edition of The Water-Babies, published in 1863. The appendices include a broad selection of other 19th-century children’s literature and excerpts from Kingsley’s essays on evolution, hygiene, and education.

The Water Babies

A Play

Author: Willis Hall

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Charles Kingsley's well-loved story of The Water Babies is enchantingly brought to life in this adaptation by Willis Hall. The tale of young Tom, apprentice to the unpleasant chimney-sweep Mr Grimes, and his underwater journey to the End-Of-Nowhere is interspersed with delightful songs by John Cooper. In the original professional touring production, puppets were used to represent The Water Babies and underwater creatures, but small children could be used to play these parts in, for example, schools' productions. Again, in the touring production, several of the roles were doubled as the cast was limited to nine actors and actresses, but of course, each role can be filled individually if numbers permit.

The Water-Babies and the Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Kingsley

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Originally written as a children's story by Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies follows the adventure of a young boy named Tom. Tom finds himself drowning and is then transformed into a water-baby. As Tom journeys through the river, he is challenged to prove that he is a moral creature. If he completes one final task, Tom can become human and his reward will be to become a great man of science. Does Tom complete the final task and become human or will he remain in the water forever?The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales retells many of the classic ancient Greek myths. The book is also notable for some of the Christian perspective that Kingsley added to the stories.Charles Kingsley filled many roles in his lifetime. Kingsley started as a simple rector in a church, but later became the chaplain to Queen Victoria and private tutor for the Prince of Wales. Kingsley devoted his life to bring about social reform through his actions, committees, and his novels. Kingsley worked with many famous individuals to influence the world around him including Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and his friend, Charles Darwin. His last years were spent serving as a canon for Westminster Abbey. Kingsley died in 1875 and is buried in St. Mary's of Eversley.

The Water Babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-baby

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The Water-Babies ... With Eight Full-page Illustrations by May Sandheim

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