Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley


Madam How and Lady Why is a classic living book on earth science. In a series of easy conversations children learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs etc.

Paperbound, 5.5 x 8.5, 238 pages, AO4-5.

Frequently bought together . . .

Burgess Bird Book (color edition)

Burgess Flower Book (color edition)

Beautiful flower illustrations complement Burgess's storytelling to teach children about the world of flowers.

Paperback, 274 pages.

Elementary Geography by Charlotte Mason

Elementary Geography offers a gentle introduction to elementary geographic concepts and vocabulary.

Paperbound, 5.5 x 8.5, 104 pages


Charles Kingsley’s Madam How and Lady Why was first published in 1869, and it remains a classic living book on earth science. Presented as a series of easy conversations dealing with natural phenomenon like earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs etc, it gives readers a basic understanding of geologic and earth knowledge.

This beautiful Australian edition is presented complete and unabridged, including all of the intricate illustrations featured in the original publication.


Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875) was a British clergyman and chaplain to Queen Victoria, as well as a professor, historian, and novelist who advocated for the working poor. In addition to Madam How and Lady Why, he is known for novels such as Westward Ho! and Water Babies.

Additional information

Weight.9375 lbs


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.