The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

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<p><I>"For many days we had been tempest-tossed... the raging storm increased in fury on the seventh day... all hope was lost."</I></p><P> From these dire opening lines, a delightful 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, hens, pigeons, and geese! </p><P>Inspired by Daniel Defoe's <I>Robinson Crusoe,</I> this heartwarming tale portrays a family's struggle to create a new life for themselves on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to control his own nature—such as Ernest's bookishness and Fritz's hot temper—as their adventures lead to amazing discoveries, danger, and tantalizing surprises, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross's leg. </p><P> The authenticity of the boys' behavior, the ingenuity of the family, and the natural wonders of this exotic land have made <I>The Swiss Family Robinson,</I> first published in 1812-1813, one of the world's best-loved and most enduring stories of shipwreck and survival.</p>show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740809229
  • 9780740809224

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