The Water BabiesDownloadable Audiobook - 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 03 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Water-babies