Title: The Swiss Family Robinson
Author: Johann David Wyss
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: August 2001
Genre: Early Chapter Books
Audience: Gr.6+

Overview: This book is an exciting tale of the Robinson Family’s adventure as their ship gets tossed to sea and they are forced to live on a deserted island. There are many encounters with exotic animals, building their intricate tree house, and with the father and sons. The author, Wyss, does a fine job of making the animals and adventures pop out of the page and grasp the reader’s attention. A faith-filled family trying to survive is a timeless classic adventure that is always a good book to keep on the shelf.

Activity: List five things that you would like to take with you if ever deserted on an island. You can include people and/or items.

Reviewer’s Name: Tara Hart