Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

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Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

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Swiss Family Robinson

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This edition (c)2000 by Pink Tree Press

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r followed, and then another, as I contrived to find my footing. The ship was shattered on all directions, and on one side there was a large hole in the hull.

Forgetting the passengers, the ship's company crowded into the lifeboats, and the last who entered cut the davit ropes to cast each boat into the sea.

What was my horror when through the foam and spray I beheld the last remaining boat leave the ship, the last of the seamen spring into her and push off, regardless of my cries and entreaties that we might be allowed to share their slender chance of preserving their lives. My voice was drowned in the howling of the blast, and even had the crew wished it, the return of the boat was impossible, for the waves were mountain-high.

Casting my eyes despairingly around, I became gradually aware that our position was by no means hopeless, inasmuch as the stern of the ship containing our cabin was jammed between two high rocks, and was partly raised from among the breakers which dashed the fore-part to piec

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I was given an old copy of this at age 8 by a teacher who knew I loved to read. I tried, but I just didn't like the story. I remember I had to look up and so learned the meaning of word "reproach" because Father was always reproaching Fritz. Just about every time he talked to Fritz, it was, "I reproached Fritz." A book with so much reproaching going on just turned me off.
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This was one of my favorite books as a kid. The problem is that kids don\'t use their imagination anymore.
This one of the greatest books I have ever read. How a famliy survives and builds a new life is simply a great adventure. I simply doubt the mental levels of the people finding this boring.
are you kidding me? this was my favorite book when i was a kid and i am about to read it again. what are we doing to our children these days! We are destroying their brains with all this tv, video games etc etc. this is definitely not too slow for children, and if it is too slow for your child then I would seriously examine how you are developing (or destroying)your childs brain and mind!
too slow for children? tchnically im a child and i couldnt put it down. thats the problem with kids today, all they want is graphic video games and parents just sit and let them get that way.
This is a wonderful book for adults & children! I read it many times as a child and just reread it at age 50, and I still love it just as much! I highly recommend this entertaining and instructional read for everyone!! This version has some notes which point out inconsisties and factual errors by the author, which are entertaining in themselves!
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