The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 104 x 180 x 28mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140621385
  • 9780140621389

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A rereading of the original, beloved in childhood, reveals its old-fashioned wordiness, so perhaps an abridgement is needed to introduce it to today's 3rd to 5th graders. But in this abridgement much of the fascination, the enchantment, of the original is wholly lost. The illustrations, too, in stereotyped drawings and sentimental color pictures do nothing to enhance the text. There are better presentations of this story, which even today is a classic in the field of tales of castaways. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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82,927 ratings
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3 25% (20,645)
2 6% (4,765)
1 2% (1,471)
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