The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

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Kessinger Publishing, 1 de mar. de 2004 - 336 páginas
1907. The Water-Babies was an exceptionally popular fantasy serialized in Macmillan's Magazine. It is the story of Tom, a young boy who is a chimney sweep employed by the brutal bully Mr. Grimes. Falling down a chimney, Tom finds himself in the presence of a girl called Ellie. Her cleanliness and neatness makes Tom aware for the first time of his own dirty blackened body. He is chased out of Ellie's house and falls into the river where he enters a magical underwater world and becomes a water-baby. Here we meet the caddis fly, the salmon and other creatures that teach Tom morality. Most readers, however, will be carried away by the fantasy and its sense of hope and possibility in life. The famous characters of Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid appear in the story, and Kingsley portrays the water world in a consistently vivid and exciting manner. See other books by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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On the one hand, I don't approve of abridged books; on the other hand, the much of the moralizing was left out, and even so, I thought there was too much. But there are some clever bits and he ... Ler resenha completa

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On the one hand, I don't approve of abridged books; on the other hand, much of the moralizing was left out, and even so, I thought there was too much. But there are some clever bits and he mentions ... Ler resenha completa

Sobre o autor (2004)

A cleric as well as author, Kingsley was an advocate of Christian Socialism. He use historical setings to communicate his ideas. His published works range from sermons and novels to children's literature.

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