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The Water Babies

The Water Babies

by Charles Kingsley
The Water Babies

The Water Babies

by Charles Kingsley

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Overview

Charles Kingsley's story of a boy chimney sweep is a children's classic. Sympathetically retold by Jane Carruth, the abridged text is complemented by Anne Grahame Johnstone's enchanting illustrations. Illustrated in full colour throughout, with a holographic foil cover.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841352367
Publisher: Award Publications
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Series: Award Gift Books
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Charles Kingsley (1819—1875) served as Chaplin to the Queen, Tutor to the Prince of Wales, and Canon of Westminster. His writings include Westward Ho! (1855) and The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children (1856). A keen naturalist and social reformer, he was in his lifetime a revered, though at times controversial, figure.

Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) was one of the most popular and successful American illustrators of the early twentieth century. A student at Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration, her hundreds of magazine illustrations and more than forty illustrated books include Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1905), Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies (1916), and George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (1919) and The Princess and the Goblin (1920).

Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children. He is also the editor of the Books of Wonder Classics, a series of deluxe facsimiles and newly illustrated editions of timeless tales. And he is the author of The Wizard Next Door, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Mr. Glassman lives in New York City.

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