Discounts: Include Coupons Include Offers member of ISBN Soon to be a major motion picture from Disney, this beloved classic is published here in its authori Blown off course by a raging storm, the family, a Swiss pastor, his wife, their four young sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock, must rely on one another in order to adapt to their needs the natural wonders of their exotic new home. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, this classic story of invention and adventure has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in Freely translated over the years, with major sections excised and new subplots added, the novel is published here in its original English translation, fully restored for a new generation of readers.
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The authoritative original English version of a beloved classic. One of the world's best-loved stories of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss Family. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade It goes without saying that, in the process of condensing and rewriting these books down to a.
Swiss Family Robinson. The father knows that they must prepare for a long time on the island and his thoughts are as much on provisions for the future as for their immediate wants.
More Details Please enter a number less than or equal to 2. This one also has castaways on a destitute island who are able to create amazingly advanced machines, technology, and shelters with very limited resources more limited than the Robinson family's, even. Too much for me to enjoy this book. Good thing Miss Montrose showed up when she did, really. Satisfaction guaranteed!
William and his oldest son Fritz spend the next day exploring the island. The family spends the next few days securing themselves against hunger.
William and Fritz make several trips to the ship in their efforts to bring ashore everything useful from the vessel. The domesticated animals on the ship are towed back to the island. Initially they construct a treehouse, but as time passes and after Elizabeth is injured climbing the stairs down from it , they settle in a more permanent dwelling in part of a cave.
Fritz rescues a young Englishwoman Jenny Montrose shipwrecked elsewhere on their island. The book covers more than ten years.
The father and older boys explore various environments and develop homes and gardens in various sites about the island. At the end, the father wonders if they will ever again see the rest of humanity. Eventually a British ship that is in search of Jenny Montrose anchors near the island and is discovered by the family.
The captain is given the journal containing the story of their life on the island which is eventually published. Several members of the family choose to continue to live tranquilly on their island while several of them return to Europe with the British ship.