|Ison, Mary M. “Things Nobody Ever Heard Of:
Jessie Willcox Smith Draws the Water-Babies,” The Quarterly Journal
of the Library of Congress Vol. 39, No. 2 (1982): 90-101.
In this illustrated article Ison discusses the thirteen color drawings in oil, charcoal, and pastel made by Jessie Willcox Smith for a 1916 edition of The Water-Babies. She praises the illustrations declaring that they “invest the water-babies with such reality as to provide credence to Kingsley’s story” (101).