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Water Babies

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Whilst cleaning a chimney, Tom, emerges in the bedroom of Ellie, 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. After an arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere he achieves his heart’s desire.

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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.

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Weight 0.15 lbs
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 in
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

273

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:20)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J

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