The Swiss Family Robinson

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Capstone, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 63 pages
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"A family from Switzerland is shipwrecked on a deserted island. They discover that the island is filled with plants and animals they've never seen before. Unfortunately, not all of the creatures are friendly."
 

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My online book group is reading Swiss Family Robinson this month. Our leader set me free when she revealed that scholars say there is no one single authoritative version. Okay. So, shall I read the ... Read full review

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I picked up this book because Robinson Crusoe is one my my favourite book. It's okay, but heavy with family values such that the Brady Bunch appears mundane. So much of it is just incredible, even for the genre, but I read the whole thing regardless and enjoyed it enough. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCING
7
SHIPWRECKED
8
BUILDING A NEW HOME
20
A DEADLY MYSTERY
26
FRITZS DISCOVERY
42
THE CAVE CREATURE
45
RESCUED FROM PARADISE
48
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Born in 1743, Johann David Wyss was a clergyman in Berne, Switzerland. As a military chaplain, Wyss learned four languages, military tactics, and knowledge of the sea-faring life. He used all of this education to write Swiss Family Robinson as an adventure story to entertain his four sons. However, the famous book was not published during his own lifetime. One of Wyss' sons, by then a University professor, had the story printed in 1812. It was an instant success. A decade later, the Wyss family commissioned a famed French author Madame de Montolieu to expand their book, creating a new ending. This is the version popularly known today. Swiss Family Robinson has since been published in nearly two hundred editions and has never been out of print.

Martin Powell is professor of health and social policy at the University of Birmingham.

Gerardo Sandoval is a professional comic book illustrator from Mexico. He has worked on many well-known comics including Tomb Raider books from Top Cow Production. He has also worked on designs for posters and card sets.

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