The Swiss Family Robinson Author:Wyss Johann Shipwrecked! The Robinson family begins a new life when a terrible storm at sea leaves them stranded on an unknown island. Now they must overcome countless hardships in order to survive! Each day brings new discoveries, inventions and adventures for the hard-working family. How they survive on their island is told in the wonderful story of T... more »he Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss« less
Finally at the age of 67 I read this book. And oh what a joy it is! Most people are probably familiar with Disney's movie take of this book but the book itself is so much better. This book was a great relief from the cookie-cutter novels that seem to be published almost weekly by some authors. The use of the English language is beyond eloquent. I actually had to look up some terms he uses in the dictionary because they have fallen out of everyday use. That was one of the things I found enjoyable. And the dialog between characters was superb! I would highly recommend that if yu haven't read this book that you don't wait any longer and dive into one of the classics, you'll be glad you did.