The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

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A classic tale of adventure and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson has been a bestseller ever since it was published in 1812, just over 200 years ago. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss, it begins with a shipwreck. A boat carrying a family of settlers to a distant colony is driven onto a reef just off an uncharted tropical island. The sailors desert the ship in lifeboats, leaving the family on board. They weather the storm, build a makeshift raft of empty casks and head for the island. Once on dry land, they set about exploring their new surroundings. Using their wits and ingenuity, they build a new life together and make many amazing discoveries.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781402726026
1402726023
Branch Call Number: WYSS
Characteristics: 341 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McKowen, Scott - Illustrator

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kleokleopatra66
Jul 17, 2015

a truly classic story and keeps you interested throughout the book. a bit hard to read because of the old english language and with that some unusual expressions. much enjoyed reading it.

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manduca
Jul 09, 2015

This is a marvelous book. I enjoyed it as a boy and I recently finished reading it to my 8 year old son, who pronounced it one of his very favorite books. The book deals with a family who works hard together to survive the challenges of life alone on an island after a shipwreck. Adventures and a can-do attitude fill the book. 5-star!

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colinmccormack
Jul 08, 2015

I enjoyed the ending and creativity to build the treehouse with so many functions. I found the part of the ending where they were rescuded a bit dissapointing for such a well written book.

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westonford
Feb 24, 2015

the last time I read this I was about 8 and (somehow) even at that age I loved it, so I'm going back to find out what it was all about...

JCLBreH Jun 18, 2014

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss is a story about a family who are shipwrecked on an uninhabited island.
The ship was being tossed by angry waves. The whole crew and captain were gone. The only ones remaining on board was the Robinson family. They found an Island and the adventure begins. This is a classic novel.

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Violet_Giraffe_81
Feb 02, 2012

This book is boring...
Would NOT recommend.

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Feb 02, 2012

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westonford
Feb 24, 2015

after being the only survivors of a shipwreck, the Robinson family came to an island an began a series of adventures to save their lives.

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