Big Red Chair Books, 1997 - Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character) - 142 pages
Oakdale is shut down during a blackout, and Joe's big chance to get noticed by the eighth-grade basketball coach will be left in the dark--unless he and Wishbone can somehow hightail it across town to the game in time! Their adventure reminds Wishbone of Daniel Defoe's great tale "Robinson Crusoe." Wishbone imagines himself as Crusoe, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, tossed into a deset isle without food, shelter, or friends. He soon finds himself battling nature, wild cats, and hungry cannibals. It will take every ounce of brains and courage this canine castaway has to beat the odds and save the day!
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"I smell something, Joe. Limes — lime aftershave. It's Mr. Pruitt! And I smell
hibiscus. That's Wanda Gilmore! Look, over there, Joe! Civilization! We're saved!"
Next door there was a flickering of candles. "Light!" Joe said. "What a relief.
Well, I'm open to giving free — that's right, free — demonstrations. Watch this." He
smelled the cool night air, the hint of more rain to come. Then suddenly, wafting
through, he smelled something familiar, something that he could remember.
"Wait, I smell something familiar. Let me just fine-tune things a bit here." He took
another, deeper sniff. "Ellen's here, Joe. And . . . and Wanda. I wonder if she has
some of those blackout sandwiches with her." "Joe, hi. I'm sorry we got here so ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing
First of all I never read Robinson Crusoe nor did I get a chance to see this actual episode if it was one. If I get the chance will I read the whole book or another version like an Illustrated Classic ... Read full review