I Found a copy of Waterbabies yesterday
and almost finished it :o)
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.