The water-babies. by Charles Kingsley

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SeriesTower classics
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Pagination224p.,19cm
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL20630245M

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The Water Babies (Wordsworth Children's Classics) Paperback – December 5, by Charles Kingsley (Author) out of 5 stars 29 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Cited by:   The Water-Babies is a classic Fairy Tale by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in –63 it was first published in its entirety in and since 4/5(). THE WATER BABIES by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, a Victorian era children's novel first published in book form in England inachieved a level of popularity for decades in its day that spurred me as an adult to read it a hundred and fifty years later/5.

The Water Babies is a wonderful, beautifully descriptive Victorian tale but; it's not Disney and concerns itself with issues that may no longer be seen as suitable for young children today.4/5(). Water Babies is a story that nearly all children with access to books before would have encountered.

Beautifully written - usually excellently illustrated - with a whimsical story line provoking young imaginations in the same way as Wind in the Willows/5(28). The water-babies Hardcover – January 1, by Charles Kingsley (Author)/5(4).

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia: "The The water-babies. book, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by Charles Kingsley.

Written in 63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in Read The Water-Babies by author Charles Kingsley, FREE, online.

(Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available. The Water-Babies Note: Project Gutenberg has several editions of this eBook: # (Illustrated in B & W and Color) # (Illustrated in Color) # (Plain HTML file) Language: English: LoC Class: PZ: Language and Literatures: Juvenile belles lettres: Subject: Chimney sweeps -- Juvenile fiction Subject: Fairy tales -- England Category: Text Cited by: The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley.

Written in as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, by Charles Kingsley. The classic children’s story is years old. The Water-Babies () is one of the strangest and most powerful children's stories ever written.

In describing the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweeper's boy who is transformed into a water-baby after he drowns, Charles Kingsley combined comic fantasy and moral fable to extraordinary effect.4/4(14).

The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby is an novel for children by the British professor, cleric, and activist Charles Kingsley. The novel was originally written to satirize religious, pseudoscientific alternatives to Charles Darwin’s seminal work on evolutionary biology, On the Origin of Species.

One of the most unusual children's books ever written, The The water-babies. book, subtitled 'A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby', was originally intended as a satire in support of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and explores many of the issues at the forefront of biologists' minds at the time.

First published as a complete novel inCharles. Buy The Water Babies (Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Children's Classics) New edition by Charles Kingsley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(34). The Water Babies is an excellent example of British Literature that should be promoted just as much as the works of Lewis Caroll or Dickens.

Charles Kingsley's work was banned for quite a while. There is no question that this cleverly written fairy tale has a lot of hidden information to by: The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, a novel by Charles Kingsley published in The Water Babies (film), a live action/animated film based on the novel Water Babies ( film), a animated short film in the Silly Symphonies series.

The Water Babies, the Reverend Charles Kingsley’s novel about the young chimney sweep, Tom, who finds redemption from the horrors of his work by. Read Chapter IV of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley.

The text begins: So the salmon went up, after Tom had warned them of the wicked old otter; and Tom went down, but slowly and cautiously, coasting along the shore. He was many days about it, for it was many miles down to the sea; and perhaps he would never have found his way, if the fairies had not guided him, without his seeing their.

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, first published in its entirety in   The Water-babies come inshore after every Storm: And the Fishes told the Water-babies: A very tremendous Lady she was: Then she called up all the careless Nursery-maids: More than half of them were nasty old Monks: Thou little Child: He was all over Prickles: "Dear me!" Said the little Girl; "why, I know.

The Water Babies: [EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition] by Charles Kingsley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Water Babies is indeed an interesting slice of an era long past and a great addition to your collection.

First published inThe Water Babies by Rev Charles Kingsley became a Victorian children's classic along with J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Lewis Caroll's Alice books.

It is an endearing and entertaining novel that can equally be 5/5(2). The water-babies: a fairy tale for a land-baby by Charles Kingsley; editions; First published in ; Subjects: Chimney sweeps, Open Library Staff Picks, Fiction in English, Fiction, Fairy tales, Children's stories; Places: England.

Directed by Lionel Jeffries. With James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood. This children's fantasy tells the story of a year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel/10(K).

The Water Babies is a live action-animated feature film directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson, Tommy Pendler, and Samantha Gates.

It is very loosely based on the book The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby by Charles by: Phil Coulter. Connie's terrible fear of the water is made worse by the fact that her twin baby brother and sister are taking to it like proverbial ducks.

Everyone in the family tries to help Connie overcome her phobia, but when they start losing patience, there is a series of strange occurrences/5. Charles Kingsley is best known for writing The Lucie Attwell () was a much loved British illustrator whose artwork holds a unique appeal to both children and adults.

A huge commercial success during her lifetime, her illustrations are familiar from stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Wendy and The Water Babies, each recognized and loved as Pages: The Water Babies. This book is in good condition, with some noticeable signs of aging and wear; there is a sticker pull-off on the front cover, but the wear is very minimal.

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 3. Read Chapter VI of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley. The text begins: Here I come to the very saddest part of all my story. I know some people will only laugh at it, and call it much ado about nothing.

But I know one man who would not; and he was an officer with a pair of grey moustaches as long as your arm, who said once in company that two of the most heart-rending sights in the world. Read Chapter V of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley.

The text begins: But what became of little Tom. He slipped away off the rocks into the water, as I said before. But he could not help thinking of little Ellie.

He did not remember who she was; but he knew that she was a little girl, though she was a hundred times as big as he.

That is not surprising: size has nothing to do with kindred. Jessie Willcox Smith (–) was born the year The Water-Babies was first published and in many ways seems to have been destined to create the most memorable rendition of this remarkable book.

Born in Philadelphia, she was preparing for a career as a kindergarten teacher when she first recognized her talent and began to study art. 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 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 babyPages: Read Chapter III of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley.

The text begins: Tom was now quite amphibious. You do not know what that means. You had better, then, ask the nearest Government pupil-teacher, who may possibly answer you smartly enough, thus— "Amphibious.

Adjective, derived from two Greek words, amphi, a fish, and bios, a beast. An animal supposed by our ignorant ancestors to be. The Water-Babies Charles Kingsley Chapter I. Page 1 of More Books. More by this Author "I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined; In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, first published in its entirety in Though some of the author's opinions are very dated now, the journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over iceberg, is still a classic, wonderful children's adventure.

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Read Chapter VII of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley. The text begins: "Now," said Tom, "I am ready to be off, if it's to the world's end." "Ah!" said the fairy, "that is a brave, good boy.

But you must go farther than the world's end, if you want to find Mr. Grimes; for he is at the Other-end-of-Nowhere. You must go to Shiny Wall, and through the white gate that never was opened; and then. Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby is an English Victorian fairy tale that traces the progress of little Tom, a chimney sweep, from a world of filth, poverty, and.The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley Its easy to link to paragraphs in the Full Text Archive If this page contains some material that you want to link to but you don't want your visitors to have to scroll down the whole page just hover your mouse over the relevent paragraph and.

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