The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel about a family that is shipwrecked on an island, and cut off from society. It\'s a tale of adversity and adventure, love and adaptation, strength and survival. There is something for everyone in this book, regardless of age, interests, back-ground or education. At the heart of the matter, survival and strength are learned by nearly all of us (through many different circumstances) as we wind our way through life. This book shows us one of the many ways life can do a total 180.