Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island abundantly inhabited by animal and plant life. Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted. Johann David Wyss. Johann David was a Swiss priest, who had written the story of the shipwrecked family to entertain and instruct his own family. He, like the.
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About Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss . My heart sank as I looked round upon my family in the midst of these horrors. Our four. Project Gutenberg · 59, free ebooks · 7 by Johann David Wyss. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. No cover available. Free eBook: Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. This edition (c) by Pink Tree Press.
The novel opens with the family in the hold of a sailing ship, weathering a great storm. The ships passengers evacuate without them, and William and Elizabeth and their four children Fritz, Ernest, Jack and Francis are left to survive alone. As the ship tosses about, the father - William - prays that God will spare them. The ship survives the night and the family finds themselves within sight of a tropical desert island. The next morning, they decide to get to the island they can see beyond the reef. With much effort, they construct a vessel out of tubs. After they fill the tubs with food and ammunition and all other articles of value they can safely carry, they row toward the island.
Topics Family , Survival. Publisher New York: Collection newyorkpubliclibrary ; americana. Digitizing sponsor MSN. Contributor New York Public Library. Language English. Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island abundantly inhabited by animal and plant life Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island abundantly inhabited by animal and plant life.
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William knows that they must prepare for a long time on the island and his thoughts are as much on provisions for the future as for their immediate wants. William and his oldest son Fritz spend the next day exploring the island. The family spends the next few days securing themselves against hunger. William and Fritz make several trips to the ship in their efforts to bring ashore everything useful from the vessel.
The domesticated animals on the ship are towed back to the island. There is also a great store of firearms and ammunition, hammocks for sleeping , carpenter's tools, lumber, cooking utensils , silverware , and dishes. Initially they construct a treehouse, but as time passes and after Elizabeth is injured climbing the stairs down from it , they settle in a more permanent dwelling in part of a cave. Fritz rescues a young Englishwoman Jenny Montrose shipwrecked elsewhere on their island.
The book covers more than ten years. William and older boys explore various environments and develop homes and gardens in various sites about the island. In the end, the father wonders if they will ever again see the rest of humanity. Eventually a British ship that is in search of Jenny Montrose anchors near the island and is discovered by the family.
The captain is given the journal containing the story of their life on the island which is eventually published.
Several members of the family choose to continue to live tranquilly on their island while several of them return to Europe with the British. Characters[ edit ] William Robinson — The patriarch of the Robinson family.
He is the narrator of the story and leads the family. He knows an enormous amount of information on almost everything the family comes across, demonstrating bravery and self-reliance. Elizabeth Robinson — The matriarch of the Robinson family. She is intelligent and resourceful, arming herself even before leaving the ship with a "magic bag" filled with supplies, including sewing materials and seeds for food crops. She is also a remarkably versatile cook, taking on anything from porcupine soup to roast penguin.
The book was a great fiction. The knowledge of all the characters are so diverse it gives hope through out. Addie - May 3, Subject: Super We read it as a class. Great book! Anki - April 26, Subject: Really a Great Read Awesome narrator the books magnificence is amplified by the narrator's voice. Neil - April 7, Good book and very good narration. Highly recommend! Rylan - March 7, Subject: Awesome I really liked this book good nararation to. Rylan - March 2, Subject: Hannah - January 19, Subject: Good God!
Fantastic Family Book! This book is written very well and easy to follow. There was no racism, just observations of the native people, and with the characteristic of wording due to century it was written. Very well narrated!
This is a family book for sure. The book gives some life lessons, morals, kindness, and of things we take for granted.
The book is not as preachy as some from it's time. Great book for young boys and girls- should be read in school! I wish I had read this a long time ago! Christian Peter Mango - November 24, Subject: Jeremiah - October 28, Subject: Incredibull book This book was easy to listen to and very exciting.
Alley - October 11, Subject: Good I loved it. Wish there was a spot to save it as a read book. Sreejan Rayhan - June 29, Subject: Gssfsf Good but not better than Animal Farm. SREd - June 26, Subject: Chuck R - May 7, Subject: He brings each character to life and draws the listener deep into the story.
He is a top notch storyteller and I look forward to other readings by him. Myra - April 16, Subject: Charlotte Hunter - March 27, Subject: To much killing I heartily agree with the reviewer that that was talking about how the Robinson's kill everything in sight.
I'm especially freaked out that the father bites a donkeys ear until it bleeds.
Mrs Dodson - February 22, Subject: Fantastic my favourite book on Loyalbooks I absolutely loved this story, having never heard it before. The reader is absolutely brilliant. I have listened to it about five times now. Every time I realised I missed something before.
It really made me think, about how lucky we are and spoilt in the western world. I have never had to hunt for my food or even light a fire.