The Swiss Family Robinson

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Sterling Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 151 pages
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A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, itís an irresistible tale of ingenuity.
  

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3.5 stars This is the story of the family (mom, dad, and four boys) who were shipwrecked on a deserted island and how they managed to survive. It was entertaining, but not believable. The father knew ... Read full review

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This book is about a family who gets shipwrecked. They take refuge on the shore of an island and hope someone comes to rescue them. Eventually they decide to begin making a home for themselves. The ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
8
CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER
25
CHAPTER
31
CHAPTER
39
CHAPTER
46
A Growing Family
59
CHAPTER
89
CHAPTER
96
How to Ride an Ostrich
102
CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
129
What Do You Think?
144

CHAPTER 1
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Classic Starts Library
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Johann David Wyss was a Swiss writer best known for his children's classic The Swiss Family Robinson. A pastor in Bern, Switzerland, Wyss's writing was influenced by his four sons, and was intended to serve as a moral guide for self-reliance, farming, cooperation, and frugality. Wyss died in 1818 at the age of 74, six years after the publication of The Swiss Family Robinson.

Uma Krishnaswami is the author of several books for children. She was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico.
Jamel Akib grew up in Malaysia and now lives in Leigh-on-Sea, England. This is his first picture book.

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