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The Water-Babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

By Charles Kingsley
Narrated by Simon Vance / 5 hours 3 minutes

A classic since its first publication in 1863, The Water-Babies is the story of a little chimney sweep named Tom and his magical adventures beneath the waves. The ill-treated Tom flees his dangerous toil and his cruel master, Grimes. When he jumps into a cool stream to clean the soot off himself, he becomes a water-baby, cleaner and happier than he has ever been, in a hidden fairy world. There, Tom meets haughty dragonflies, makes friends with a slow-witted lobster, and dodges hungry otters. Eventually, he meets the other water-babies and their clever rulers, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. After a long and arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere, young Tom achieves his heart's desire.

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Author
Narrator Simon Vance
ISBN 9781481547871
Length 5 hours 3 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No
 

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