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Classic Starts®: The Swiss Family Robinson

Classic Starts®: The Swiss Family Robinson

By Johann David Wyss, Abridged by Chris Tait, and Illustrated by Karl James Mountford


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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.

About the contributor(s)

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.

Book details

ISBN: 9781454945338
Publisher: Union Square Kids
Date published:
Page count: 160
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Classics
Ages: 7 to 9

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