The Water-babies: A Fairy Tale for Land-babies by Reverend Charles Kingsley, first published in 1868. It’s the story of a little boy named Tom who lived in middle of the 1800s. Tom is a chimney sweep–he crawls into the chimneys of rich peoples’ houses to clean out the soot. It’s a dirty job, and he is always tired and hungry. One day
Bobby and his cat, Rex, travel to Farther Along Farm in Mississippi for a visit. It will be Rex’s first time on the farm, so he’ll see, hear, and do all sorts of new things. A lot of those things may be pretty scary to him, but not to the Country Cat, Snaps.
Does this sound familiar?