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The Swiss Family Robinson

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The Swiss Family Robinson


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The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
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When a boat travelling to Australia hits a reef and is destroyed, only one family survives. Shipwrecked on an island, and with no sign of rescue, the Robinsons are forced to use whatever means possible to stay alive. Through their struggles, the members of the family learn, not only how to survive, but also how to enjoy themselves in the face of adversity. The pastor, his wife, and four children share many experiences together - both arduous and fun - and grow closer as a result. This classic tale of adventure on a desert island is exciting to read, as much as it is a story with a moral.

Author Biography

Johann David Wyss was born in Berne, Switzerland in 1743. He was a pastor with four sons who was always looking for ways to teach his boys lessons about life. He was greatly inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. The Swiss Family Robinson imitates his own life in some ways and was an unfinished work until Wyss's son Johann Rudolf Wyss completed and published the manuscript of The Swiss Family Robinson in 1812. A commerce graduate from Haryana, India, Amit also holds a certificate in graphic design as well as a diploma in 2D animation. Having worked as a 2D animator and then a children's book illustrator, Amit expanded his art into the graphic novel realm where his work continues to enthrall. His work figures notably in Steve Jobs, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Jungle Book and many others.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Adapted by Richard Blandford Illustrated by Amit Tayal
Country of Publication
colour illustrations
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