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Books by Charles Kingsley

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2019

The Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children

The Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley, Linley Sambourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2018

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2018

Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children

Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

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.

Water-Babies

Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular in England during its day, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades."e;

Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2018

Charles Kingsley's classic, The Water Babies, was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades. It tells the story of a young chimney sweep, Tom, who drowns in a river and is turned into a 'water-baby'. Tom then embarks on a series of adventures and lessons underwater, and meets characters such as the major spiritual leaders of the water world, Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, and Mother Carey. This classic fairy tale, originally published in 1915, contains eight incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines - for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

Timothy West, Julia McKenzie and Oliver Peace star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charles Kingsley's classic tale of a chimney sweep who becomes a water baby. Forced up the chimneys of Hartover Hall by his cruel master, Grimes, young Tom gets lost and comes down the wrong one, frightening little Miss Ellie. In the chase that follows, he is rescued by the fairies and taken to be a water baby under the waves. There, he makes friends with sea creatures such as the Lobster and meets the beautiful, kind fairy Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and her ugly, unpleasant sister Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. When he is introduced to the other Water Babies, he is reunited with Ellie, who has also been transformed. With her support, he sets off on a quest to the Other-End-Of-Nowhere. But first he must find Mother Carey's peace pool - and help out the last person he wants to save: his former master... Oliver Peace stars as Tom, with Timothy West as Charles Kingsley and Julia McKenzie as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. Dramatised by Berlie Doherty. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children's classics lives on in BBC Radio's acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. Duration: 3 hours approx.

Water Babies

Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

Timothy West, Julia McKenzie and Oliver Peace star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charles Kingsley's classic tale of a chimney sweep who becomes a water baby. Forced up the chimneys of Hartover Hall by his cruel master, Grimes, young Tom gets lost and comes down the wrong one, frightening little Miss Ellie. In the chase that follows, he is rescued by the fairies and taken to be a water baby under the waves. There, he makes friends with sea creatures such as the Lobster and meets the beautiful, kind fairy Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and her ugly, unpleasant sister Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. When he is introduced to the other Water Babies, he is reunited with Ellie, who has also been transformed. With her support, he sets off on a quest to the Other-End-Of-Nowhere. But first he must find Mother Carey's peace pool - and help out the last person he wants to save: his former master... Oliver Peace stars as Tom, with Timothy West as Charles Kingsley and Julia McKenzie as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. Dramatised by Berlie Doherty. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children's classics lives on in BBC Radio's acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects.

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

All Saints Day and Other Sermons

All Saints Day and Other Sermons

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

All Saints Day and Other Sermons

All Saints Day and Other Sermons

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2016

Charles Kingsley: The Water Babies When Tom, an ill-treated little chimney-sweep, jumps into a clear, cool stream to clean himself something magical happens; he is turned into a tiny water baby by the fairies. He enters a strange, magical underwater world, and travels beyond the world's end to the other end-of-nowhere, getting into all sorts of scrapes and encountering creatures beautiful and frightening along the way. He also learns many important lessons - it is a voyage of discovery that Tom will never forget. The Journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over iceberg, is still a classic, wonderful children's adventure

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

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. Gloriously illustrated with 8 colours plates from Mabel Lucie Attwell, and with a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, first published in 1863, is a truly special gift to treasure.

Madam How and Lady Why - Or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children

Madam How and Lady Why - Or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2015

Madam How And Lady Why was a classic children's book written by Charles Kingsley, remaining a popular bedtime choice for discerning parents today. This lovely text explains natural phenomenon in a whimsically educational manner, offering its listeners enthralling details of a geologic nature in a way that both entertains and informs the young mind. A timeless classic, this book is well deserving of a place on every family bookshelf. Charles Kingsley was a university professor, priest, novelist, historian and close friend of Charles Darwin. This book was originally published in 1869 and is now republished with an additional biography of the author.

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Water Babies: Water-Babies, a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Water Babies: Water-Babies, a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. The book was extremely popular in England during its day, and was a mainstay of British children's literature. The protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he dies and is transformed into a "e;water baby"e;, as he is told by a caddis fly-an insect that sheds its skin-and begins his moral education. The story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley also uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, and to question child labour, among other themes. This edition is enriched with several beautifull colour illustrations, made by Warwick Goble and adjusted by Fairy. Enjoy!

Water Babies

Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2012

Written by the Rev Charles Kingsley in 1863 it quickly became a classic child's story. Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river after encountering a girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he dies and is transformed into a "e;water baby"e;, and begins his moral education.

Heroes of Greek Mythology

Heroes of Greek Mythology

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2012

The inspiring adventures and stirring deeds of three of the greatest heroes of mythology spring to vivid life in these pages. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water-Babies and one of the Victorian age's most brilliant storytellers, recounts for young readers the legendary feats of Perseus, Jason, and Theseus.Rash and angry in his vow to slay Medusa the Gorgon, Perseus is cunning and patient in his quest. With the help of Athené's shield and Hermes' winged sandals, he faces the creature with writhing snakes for hair and rescues a princess chained to a rock. Fifty brave men known as the Argonauts join Jason in a treacherous journey across stormy, monster-infested seas in the search for the golden fleece of a magical ram. And Theseus sails off to Crete aboard a black-sailed ship with seven maidens and seven youths, all of them intended as sacrifices to the Minotaur—a fiend with the body of a man, the head of a bull, and the deadly teeth of a lion."e;There are no fairy tales like these old Greek ones,"e; Kingsley notes, "e;for beauty, and wisdom, and truth, and for making children love noble deeds . . . for each of us has a Golden Fleece to seek, and a wild sea to sail over ere we reach it, and dragons to fight ere it be ours."e; This edition of his retellings of the immortal tales features sixty imaginative illustrations.

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales (Illustrated Edition)

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2012

Water-Babies

Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2011

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.

Water Babies

Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

Readers of every age will delight in this fantastical fairy tale from Charles Kingsley. Tom, a young chimney sweep, comes to a tragically untimely end and is transformed into a mystical creature known as a water baby that resides in a magical sub-aqueous environment. Despite its nineteenth-century vintage, this engrossing fable has important lessons to teach today's readers.

Water Babies

Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

Readers of every age will delight in this fantastical fairy tale from Charles Kingsley. Tom, a young chimney sweep, comes to a tragically untimely end and is transformed into a mystical creature known as a water baby that resides in a magical sub-aqueous environment. Despite its nineteenth-century vintage, this engrossing fable has important lessons to teach today's readers.

The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Madam How and Lady Why

Madam How and Lady Why

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2010

pubOne.info present you this new edition. To my son Grenville Arthur, and to his school-fellows at Winton House

The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2009

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2009

The Heroes, Illustrated Edition (Yesterday's Classics)

The Heroes, Illustrated Edition (Yesterday's Classics)

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2009

The Water-Babies (a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby)

The Water-Babies (a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby)

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2008

The Heroes

The Heroes

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

The Heroes

The Heroes

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

The Heroes

The Heroes

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

Among the most popular children's books of the Victorian period, The Water-Babies continues to delight readers of all ages. It tells the story of a young boy named Tom, who escapes his harsh life as a chimney sweep by being transformed into a water-baby. His adventures underwater introduce him to strange animals, gentle fairies, and exotic seascapes, and Kingsley frequently digresses from the mythical narrative with his commentary on political and scientific topics. Many of Linley Sambourne's remarkable illustrations from the 1886 edition are included in the text of the novel. This Broadview edition reproduces the first edition of The Water-Babies, published in 1863. The appendices include a broad selection of other 19th-century children's literature and excerpts from Kingsley's essays on evolution, hygiene, and education.

The Water Babies A Fairy for a Land-Baby

The Water Babies A Fairy for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2006

Heroes of Greek Mythology

Heroes of Greek Mythology

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2006

Madam How and Lady Why

Madam How and Lady Why

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2006

Water Babies

Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2003

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2003

The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/1995

When Tom, an ill-treated little chimney-sweep, jumps into a clear, cool stream to clean himself something magical happens; he is turned into a tiny water baby by the fairies. He enters a strange, magical underwater world, and travels beyond the world's end to the other end-of-nowhere, getting into all sorts of scrapes and encountering creatures beautiful and frightening along the way. He also learns many important lessons - it is a voyage of discovery that Tom will never forget.

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