A close-knit, God-fearing Robinson family is shipwrecked and cast away on a deserted island.
They make the island their home and turn nature’s bounty to their advantage. Strange and exciting adventures follow with animals like lion, kangaroo, walrus, a menacing boa and exotic birds of colourful plumage. Mind you, in this fabulously imaginary island anything is possible!
Written 200 years ago, Johann David Wyss’ fascinating novel The Swiss Family Robinson remains an ageless classic.
Little is known about the life of Johann David Wyss, except that he was born in Switzerland in 1781 and that after schooling, he attended various German universities. At twenty-five he was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the Academy of Berne. He was also Librarian-in-Chief and held both these posts until his death. He was a philosopher, pastor and educationist, but is best remembered for his children's book The Swiss Family Robinson, which, inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, was written in German and first published in Zurich in two parts in 1812-13. The book proved to be more popular in English and in French than in its original language, and is a classic of ';castaway literature.
This series carries an impressive list of well-known classics for children in the age group 7 to 14 years. The aim of the series is to inculcate in children the habit of reading. It offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English Literature crafted by great writers.
It includes carefully selected tales, fables, classics and autobiographies adapted and designed to suit young readers and encourage the reading habit in them
Fascinating tales of bravery, wit, wisdom, truth, justice and adventure inspire the right values in children, brought alive through illustrations
Includes vocabulary-building and comprehension exercises for better appreciation of literature
These are ideal for classrooms, libraries and personal collection