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The Swiss Family Robinson [Paperback]

By Johann Wyss (Author)
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Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a Swiss minister, his wife, and their four sons struggle to survive until they can be rescued

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"For many days we had been tempest-tossed...the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost."
From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons--a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe," " this heartwarming tale portrays a family's struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and amazing discoveries, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross's leg. But it is in the ingenuity and authenticity of the family itself, and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss Family Robinson," " first published at the beginning of the nineteenth century, one of the most enduring and imitated stories of shipwreck and survival.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Yearling
Pages   325
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.64" Width: 5.19" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1999
Publisher   Yearling
Age  10-14
ISBN  0440415942  
ISBN13  9780440415947  
UPC  071009004504  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) was, like the narrator of his famous story, a Swiss pastor who had four sons. He is best remembered for Swiss Family Robinson which it is said was inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and which became an international classic bestseller.

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A classic from the 19th century  Mar 31, 2008
I originally read this when I was 10. Diffucult going for a 10 year old, yes. But it was worth it. It's stayed with me my entire life. It's still a great story. All the 1 and 2 star reviews don't surprise me. The mentality of the average American today is laughable. If it doesn't have the story line of some blockbuster movie, it's boring. If 19th century man's scientific knowledge and need to survive is not rewritten to conform to their 21st century, tree hugging, animal rights, urban yuppie/hipster mind set, then it's considered barbaric. If the story doesn't move along at the frantic pace of the latest xbox or wii rendering, then the author is a hack. It's just amazing how poorly educated and developed adults and children of the last couple of generations are. In regards to reading a book, and understanding the context and timeframe it was written in. My suggestion to the mental midgets: stop reading books, your not furthering your own appreciation or knowledge of literature. Turn your HDTV/cable back on for a few hours until your hand recovers from the marathon xbox session. After this your mind should be numb enough to stop writing book reviews.
Decent book overall, but too long  Nov 18, 2007
I finally finished reading this whole book. I was tempted to give up many times because frankly it can be boring and repetitive in many places. Overall it was a pretty mind numbing experience.

I would not suggest reading it if you have objections to religious teachings. As this book was written for that purpose, teaching virtues of the church. I did appreciate all of the lessons the book taught and I do beleive I gained some appreciation for life and humility.

As said earlier it was quite repetitive, and I beleive it could have been shortened by cutting out some of the first half. It seemed all they did in that part was kill everything in sight and build stuff over and over and over. Also many of the scenarios were plain unrealistic almost to the point of fantasy. It was almost like they landed in Eden and were "blessed" with every single possible animal in existence running around on the island.
Other Books  Sep 3, 2007
A fairly low-key and low-rent adventure story. A shipwreck, and miraculously all who survive are of one family unit, plus some pets and enough livestock and food animals to keep them going.

They have to contend with the wildlife, build a tree house and other sorts of things to survive. Pretty tame all around, this story.
"What are the Robinson's going to kill tonight?"  May 31, 2007
I read this with my 8 year old daughter. When she and I would prepare to read each evening we would joke " Lets see what the Robinson's kill tonight?" Then there is the crazy array of animals. Where in the world can you find Kangaroos, Antelope, Grizzly bears and condors without being in the St. Louis Zoo? This became stupidly funny and neither of us could take any of the book seriously. We finished it just to see how it ended. Even without the killing and impossible aminals it would have been dry and boring from the never ending descriptions of plants discovered and rigging gadgets from stuff they found, which is why Disney added Pirates to their version. I don't reccomend this book at all!
the swiss family robinson  Feb 26, 2007
I personaly thought that the swiss family robinson was a good book but it had a little to much discription in it. Every day of their lives is written and I think that jonathon wyss could have cut out a few peices.I gave this book 3 stars because I liked the story line a lot and most of the story but it just went on and on for a while about similair things like for example alomost every night he talks about eating dinner and how good it was,or they always found or made somthing new and useful they never really have a bad day.
here is a summary of the novel: the swiss family robinson get stranded on an island without siviliziation and have to learn to live with what they have. luckily they are stranded on and island full of provisions and safe places but they have to learn to cope with the wild animals and they even tame some of them.they bild a tree house a ,cave house and a cotage for them selves. they make a nice place for them selves eventually.They find a girl(Jenny) and her mother and help save them and the girl becomes their sister.friz goes back home when he is offered the job to tell people about new swisterland.
I can't really disided about jonathons wyss's style of writing I liked some of his writing and other parts I didn't like he was good with description of places and things but he worked to hard on description. but over all he did write very well, I liked how he would change somthing that they di8d everry day.

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