The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson

Written by Johann David Wyss
Part of the Puffin Classics Series

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Shipwreck! How a family survives having been shipwrecked on a tropical island is a classic story of ingenuity and resourcefulness. Salvaging vital stores from their doomed boat and making use of the abundance the island offers, the family creates an idyllic life for themselves in which they befriend the local wild animals as well as enjoying the local foods. A great book for reading aloud, this edition includes useful additional material including a Who’s Who of the characters and a Glossary of some of the more unusual words as well as an Introduction by Jon Scieszka who is so passionate about the story that he’s threatening to take a boat onto some sharp rock near a deserted island so that he too can enjoy the idyllic times a la Swiss Family Robinson.

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The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day ...

This title offers an inspiring introduction by American author and America's first children's laureate Jon Scieszka.

About the Author

Johann David Wyss , 1743-1818, Swiss author. His Swiss Family Robinson (1813, tr. 1814), an internationally popular classic for children, relates the adventures of a shipwrecked family. It is based on Robinson Crusoe. The book was edited by Wyss's son Johann Rudolf Wyss, 1781-1830, who was professor of philosophy at Bern and author of the Swiss national anthem.

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496 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 9 years


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2009




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