The Swiss Family Robinson, Hardback Book
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Parents, teachers, librarians and youngsters will welcome four new superb, unabridged editions of timeless children's favourites - complete with artwork by Scott McKowen.

Each book features extraordinary jacket art, detailed spot illustrations, a three-piece cover, a ribbon marker and the highest quality paper.

Swiss Family Robinson tells of shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island: how will they survive?

After their ship founders at sea, the Robinsons - father, mother, and four sons - find themselves stranded in an uninhabited, idyllic land.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Juvenile
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781402726026

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This is considered a classic, and I liked a lot action and the inventions the family created when they were stranded on the island, but I was not able to keep my disbelief suspended. For example, the father knew every species they came across. I don't believe that anyone in 1800, no matter how well-read he was, would react to every species (both plant and animal) with a spurt of perfect knowledge of that species. Fun book, for the most part.

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It's been a very long time since I read this, but I think I still have my original copy from the Junior Deluxe Editions book club my parents signed me up for. I'm sure I read it more than once, because I have such clear memories of the adventures. I especially loved how they could always find things they needed on the wrecked ship.

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A story about a family sentenced to live in a paradise of raw materials and quality tools where they enjoy near-constant divine intervention on their behalf. There's no tension or depth in the book, just an inventory of their industry, consumption, and slaughter.<br/>

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I dunno...I know the purpose of the book was to teach kids and people how to survive in the wild, and maybe I'd find it more interesting as an adult, but it was so <i>dry!</i> I liked the movie better :-D

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