“The Swiss Family Robinson” by Johann D. Wyss.
One of the world’s best-loved stories of shipwreck
and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson portrays
a family’s struggle to create a new life for themselves
on a strange and fantastic tropical island.
Blown off course by a raging storm,
the family—a Swiss pastor, his wife,
their four young sons, plus two dogs and
a shipload of livestock—
must rely on one another in order to adapt to
their needs the natural wonders of their exotic
new home. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe,
this classic story of invention and adventure has fired
the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812.