When chimney-sweep Tom falls asleep and tumbles into a river, he is transformed into a ‘water-baby’. He enters a magical underwater world full of strange and wonderful creatures, where he must prove his moral worth to earn what he truly desires. One of the most unusual children's books ever written, it was originally intended as a satire in support of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species'.
With glorious black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson and gold-edged pages, this is a wonderful gift designed to appeal to the book lover.
Hardback1 279pp . 84 illustrations colour.
10cm(4ins) x 16cm(6ins)