Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann Wyss

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This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111281
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Johann Rudolf Wyss (Vees) was born in Bern, Switzerland on March 4, 1782 and died in March 1830. His father, Johann David Wyss, wrote the story of Swiss Family Robinson for his family. Johann completed his father’s story and had it published. Many people feel that the book is very similar to Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. The younger Johann was a professor and a librarian. In 1811, he wrote the Swiss National Anthem.

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My name is Robinson. I and Mrs. Robinson were on a ship at sea with our four sons. We were going to a new land, and we were happy. One night, the rain fell hard. The wind blew hard. The water pushed our ship too fast. We were afraid. The men on our ship left in small boats. We were alone. The ship hit a big rock and could not move. Now we felt very afraid. The animals on the ship were afraid. As night fell, and the wind still blew. We could not sleep. When morning came, we could see through the rain that our ship had a big crack in its side. Water was slowly coming into the ship.

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