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The Swiss Family Robinson

Written by Johann Wyss

Part of the Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS Series

The Swiss Family Robinson Synopsis

This classic story of a Swiss family - pastor, wife and four sons -shipwreaked on an uninhabited island (most fortunately blessed with an unlikely profusion of natural resources) was written by a Swiss army chaplain for the entertainment of his own four sons. The family adventures in survival; also provided a useful starting point for lessons in natural history. First published in Zurich in 1812-13, the story was translated into French and English shortly afterwards and has appeared in many versions ever since. When, in 1909, the American artist Louis John Rhead was invited to illustrate the Robinson's adventures, he based his numerous drawings on 'sketches made in the tropics. '

The Swiss Family Robinson Press Reviews

Retold by John Kennett; Illustrated by Jane Taylor, Genus Art. The retelling brings this classic story within the grasp of the younger reader where an unabridged text would prove daunting. In preparing the series, careful attention has been paid to the reading and interest levels of children. This new series of Illustrated Chosen Classics is a collection of the world's most famous stories, especially retold for children.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857159332
Publication date: 6th October 1994
Author: Johann Wyss
Publisher: Everyman's Library Children's Classics an imprint of Everyman
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages

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