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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.