Retold for younger readers, Daniel Defoe's classic adventure novel is based on the true story of a Scotsman who was left on a desert island after a quarrel with the captain of his ship
Shipwrecked and all alone, Robinson Crusoe survives on the island for nearly 30 years—often visited by cannibals—before he is finally offered a chance to escape. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.
About the Author
Pauline Francis has 20 years of experience as a secondary school teacher and trained librarian. She is the author of a number of retellings of well-known classics, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein, and The War of the Worlds.