The Swiss Family Robinson

Front Cover
Sterling Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 151 pages
12 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - CallMeChristina - LibraryThing

I dunno...I know the purpose of the book was to teach kids and people how to survive in the wild, and maybe I'd find it more interesting as an adult, but it was so dry! I liked the movie better :-D Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - cshoughton - LibraryThing

A story about a family sentenced to live in a paradise of raw materials and quality tools where they enjoy near-constant divine intervention on their behalf. There's no tension or depth in the book, just an inventory of their industry, consumption, and slaughter. 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
108
CHAPTER
115
CHAPTER
121
CHAPTER
129
What Do You Think?
144

CHAPTER 1
69
CHAPTER
79
Classic Starts Library
152
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

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.

Bibliographic information