The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss and Gerardo Sandoval

Hardback Publication Date: 01/09/2008

 
A family from Switzerland is shipwrecked on a deserted island. They discover that the island is filled with plants and animals they've never seen before. Unfortunately, not all of the creatures are friendly. These reader-favorite tiles are now updated for enhanced Common Core State Standards support, including discussion and writing prompts developed by a Common Core expert, an expanded introduction, bolded glossary words and dynamic new covers.
ISBN:
9781434207562
9781434207562
Category:
Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
63
Dimensions (mm):
231x155x10mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Johann David Wyss

Johann David Wyss was born in Berne, Switzerland in 1743. Although not much is known about Wyss's early life, what we do know is that he was greatly inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

This influence was so great that, later in life, he wrote his own shipwreck adventure story by the name of The Swiss Family Robinson.

This novel imitates his own personal life, in that it features a married couple with four sons as the main protagonists.

As for the rest of the story, it is completely fictional and was written with the aim of providing his children with an alternative way of learning certain life skills.

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