The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Kingsley, Charles

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Audiobook
  • Length: D
  • Flesch: 74.45
  • Kincaid: 8.98
  • Fog Level: 11.43
  • Core 1 and 2: 84.11

Placement Text

Once upon a time there was a little chimney-sweep, and his name was Tom. That is a short name, and you have heard it before, so you will not have much trouble in remembering it. He lived in a great town in the North country, where there were plenty of chimneys to sweep, and plenty of money for Tom to earn and his master to spend. He could not read nor write, and did not care to do either; and he never washed himself, for there was no water up the court where he lived. He had never been taught