The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

eBook - 2015
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"The beloved adventure story of a family marooned on a deserted island and making a new home in the jungle wilderness. Off the coast of New Guinea a storm rages for seven days, violently tossing the passenger vessel holding a family of six about the sea. Left behind by the crew and other passengers of their wrecked ship, the family has no choice but to go it alone. They fill tubs with tools and provisions they may need to survive, and set off for a nearby island--devoid of people but teeming with lush natural life. Once on the island, they build themselves a home, complete with livestock, a small farm, and a sturdy tree house for shelter. In no time, the four boys and their steadfast parents learn to thrive on the jungle island, learning just how much can be accomplished through hard work, cooperation, curiosity, and perseverance. First published in 1812, " The Swiss Family Robinson " is a rip-roaring adventure tale and an engrossing novel about self-sufficiency, responsibility, and the uses and wonders of the natural world. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Teen & Tween, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504013826
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wys
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages)
Additional Contributors: Gentleman, David
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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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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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