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The Water Babies (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water Babies (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley 1
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'In fact, the fairies had turned him into a water-baby. A water-baby? You never heard of a water-baby. Perhaps not. That is the very reason why this story was written.' Poor Tom is an orphan, employed by the underhand Grimes as a chimney sweep. While cleaning a chimney one day, Tom becomes lost and appears in Ellie's bedroom. She mistakes him for a thief and he flees in fright, down to the edge of a stream where he falls asleep. In his dreamlike world, he becomes a water baby, swimming with the other water babies and discovering an aquatic playground full of strange and wonderful characters.

Classic Teenage Readers 10 Book Pack: Mark. Twain & Charles Kingsley Classic Teenage Readers 10 Book Pack
Mark. Twain & Charles Kingsley
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R699 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R400 (57%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

It's adventure time!! For well over a century now, children's classics have brought joy, laughter and stimulated adventures in young readers and brought some fairy tales into life, now its your turn to join in the fun!

Join your favourite characters of all time in this 10 Book Collection.
Titles included are:
Heidi
Alice's adventure in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass
The Water babies
Kidnapped
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Black Beauty
The Secret Garden
The Jungle Book
Treasure Island

The Water-Babies (Hardcover): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies (Hardcover)
Charles Kingsley; Edited by Brian Alderson; Introduction by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
R348 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Water-Babies (1863) is one of the strangest and most powerful children's books ever published. Written by an Anglican clergyman with an insatiable love of science, the story combines an uplifting moral about redemption with a crash course in evolutionary theory, and has an imaginative exuberance equalled only by Lewis Carroll. Young Tom is a chimney-sweeper's boy who one day falls into a river and drowns, only to be transformed into a water-baby. Through his encounters with friendly fish, curious lobsters, and characters such as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby, he sloughs off his selfish nature and earns his just reward. Tom's comic adventures are constantly interrupted by Kingsley's sideswipes at contemporary issues such as child labour and the British education system, and they offer a rich satiric take on the great scientific debates of the day. The story's linguistic and narrative oddities make it an unclassifiable fantasy that is both a naturalist's handbook and an aquatic Pilgrim's Progress, and its vibrant symbolism also reveals some of Kingsley's more private obsessions regarding cleanliness and sanitation reform. This new edition reprints the original complete text and illustrations, and includes a lively introduction and notes that reveal the full richness of this bizarre but compelling fairy tale.

The Water Babies (Paperback, New edition): Charles Kingsley Jr. The Water Babies (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Kingsley Jr.
R72 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R12 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 asleep, and becomes a Water Baby. In his new life, he meets all sorts of aquatic creatures, including an engaging old lobster, other water babies, and at last reaches St Branden's Isle where he encounters the fierce Mrs Bedonebyeasyoudid and the motherly Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby. After a long and arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere young Tom achieves his heart's desire.

The Water -Babies (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water -Babies (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley; Revised by Brian Alderson; Introduction by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
R212 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'this is all a fairy tale...and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true' The Water-Babies (1863) 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. Tom's encounters with friendly fish, curious lobsters, and characters such as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby are both an exciting fairy tale and a crash course in evolutionary theory. They also reflect the quirky imagination of one of the great Victorian eccentrics. Tom's adventures are constantly interrupted by Kingsley's sideswipes at contemporary issues such as child labour and the British education system, and they offer a rich satiric take on the great scientific debates of the day. This edition reprints the original complete version of the story, and includes a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and an appendix that reprints Kingsley's first attempt to describe the mysterious creatures that live under the sea.

The Water-Babies (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley; Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell 1
R160 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from a twelve-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a 'water-baby'. In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement.

With a beautiful foiled cover and glorious inside illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell, this edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, first published in 1863, is a truly special gift to treasure.

The Heroes - Greek Fairy Tales for My Children: (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback): Aberdeen Press The Heroes - Greek Fairy Tales for My Children: (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback)
Aberdeen Press; Charles Kingsley
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Charles Kingsley; Introduction by Christina Hardyment
R260 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R60 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After being chased from the home of an upper-class young girl called Ellie, chimney-sweep Tom falls asleep and tumbles into a river. There he is transformed into a 'water-baby' and his adventures truly begin. Beneath the surface, he enters a magical world full of strange and wonderful creatures, where he must prove his moral worth in order to earn what he truly desires. One of the most unusual children's books ever written, The Water-Babies, 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 in 1863, Charles Kingsley's classic tale also explores ideas about religion, the Victorian education system and the working conditions of children and the poor. With glorious black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson and an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Westward Ho! . - historical novel (Paperback): Charles Kingsley Westward Ho! . - historical novel (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies - (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback): Aberdeen Press The Water-Babies - (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback)
Aberdeen Press; Charles Kingsley
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Heroes - Greek Fairy Tales for My Children: (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback): Aberdeen Press The Heroes - Greek Fairy Tales for My Children: (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback)
Aberdeen Press; Charles Kingsley
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies (Paperback): Charles Kingsley Jr. The Water-Babies (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley Jr.
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water Babies - A Fairy for a Land-Baby (Paperback, New edition): Charles Kingsley The Water Babies - A Fairy for a Land-Baby (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Kingsley; Illustrated by Warwick Goble
R325 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In a story that stirs the imagination, a young chimney sweep accidentally enters a maficial water world where he meets creatures that teach him the difference between right and wrong.

The Water-Babies illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies - (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback): Aberdeen Press The Water-Babies - (Aberdeen Classics Collection) (Paperback)
Aberdeen Press; Charles Kingsley
R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alexandria and her Schools (Paperback): Charles Kingsley Alexandria and her Schools (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies-(Annotated) (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R4,196 R3,814 Discovery Miles 38 140 Save R382 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback): Charles Kingsley The Water-Babies Illustrated (Paperback)
Charles Kingsley
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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