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Download The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (Unabridged), by Charles Kingsley
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,767 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Kingsley Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A main-stay of British children's literature through the 1920's, The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby was written by Rev. Charles Kinglsey as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine in 1862-63.

Although some of the author's opinions seem dated now, the journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over icebergs, is still a wonderful adventure tale for children. The book was adapted into an animated film in 1978 and produced as a play at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2003.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jacquie | 2/11/2014

    " I was all excited to read this classic... I enjoy the fanciful and fun, but this was tangent after tangent with no logic or direction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate Dutson | 1/16/2014

    " Though the writing style is a little archaic, and regrettably gender-specific, it was nevertheless charming. Quite unlike the film in many respects (less singing and more moral journeys!) but enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hashi | 1/11/2014

    " I wanted to like this book. I wanted to find it delightfully old-fashioned and charming. But really I found it pretty smarmy and dull, with racist (anti-Irish) interludes. It's certainly not a tale I would read to children (too many big words and obscure references, and too much moralizing), and neither is it one to entertain adults. Which leaves it somewhere in the useless category, I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by + сhɾïṡτïαṉ + | 11/18/2013

    " it was a great book "

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