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Classic Starts(r) the Swiss Family Robinson

Johann David Wyss, Chris Tait (Abridged by), Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)


List Price: 9.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2007)
Paperback (2/4/2020)


A shipwreck; a deserted island; a family wondering if they can survive.

Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, it's an irresistible tale of ingenuity.

With Classic Starts, young readers experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite.

Union Square Kids, 9781454945338, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2022

About the Author

Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) was a Swiss writer best known for The Swiss Family Robinson. Wyss was inspired by Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe but wanted to create a story that would be accessible to children. His iconic novel has been adapted numerous times for television, film, and the stage.