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Swiss Family Robinson.

Wyss, Johann.

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ISBN 10: 0893754161 / ISBN 13: 9780893754167
Published by Watermill Press, New Jersey, 1980
Used Condition: Fair Soft cover
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423 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. FICTION. Based upon the story of Robinson Crusoe, the author, a Swiss clergyman, tells the story of an entire family that is shipwrecked on an island in the Pacific. (Key Words: Children's Literature, Shipwrecks, Families, Islands, Fiction, Johann Wyss, Swiss, Clergymen, Isolation). Bookseller Inventory # 21867X1

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Title: Swiss Family Robinson.

Publisher: Watermill Press, New Jersey

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Watermill Classic.

Book Type: book

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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"For many days we had been tempest-tossed . . .the raging storm increased in fury on the seventh day all hope was lost." From these dire opening lines, a delightful story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinson's -- a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock, hens, pigeons and geese! Inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Cruesoe," 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. But it is the authenticity of the boys' behavior, the ingenuity of the family, and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss Family Robinson, first published in 1812-1813, one of the world's best-loved and most enduring stories of shipwreck and survival.

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