The Swiss Family Robinson Author:Johann Wyss Complete and unabridged. Since it was first written in 1813, this classic story of a shipwrecked family, composed originally by a Swiss Army Chaplain for his sons, has enthralled generations of boys and girls. For the Robingsons' island is that magic one about which we all dream. The story captures us and we cannot escape. — The wreck itself s... more »upplied the Robinsons with everything they needed until they could explore their amazing island and build their remarkable tree house. Then began the adventure of learning to subsist on the natural endowments of the island - to live in comfort by their own ingenuity.
So attached did the Robinsons become to their island that when a ship finally arrived and offered to take them home, they refused to leave. Their beloved island had become their home.« less