Swiss Family Robinson Author:Johann Wyss For a century and a half this favorite chronicle written by a Swiss Army Chaplain has entertained generations of boys as the perfect "desert island story." Only the island on which their wrecked ship was cast wasn't a desert island! It contained all manner of flora and fauna on which the resourceful father, mother and four boys learned to subs... more »ist.
The wreck, itself, proved to be a treasure trove that supplied the Robinsons with everything they needed until they could explore the amazing island upon which they were marooned and until they could build their ingenious tree house.
As the years passed and their memories of their faraway European home faded, the Robinsons fell in love with the land they had named New Switzerland. And one day when a ship anchored offshore and they were offered passage back to civilization, they found they could not bear to leave. Their roots had penetrated deep into the soil of their island home. There, every reader likes to think, they still are dwelling in their comfortable home with their herds and flocks and thriving plantations.« less