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Johann Wyss

Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) was a clergyman in Berne, Switzerland. A former military chaplain, Wyss spoke four languages, loved nature, and was deeply involved in the raising of his four boys, reading to them and taking them on hikes and hunting trips. To teach them moral lessons and entertain them, he read them a story he had written about a family just like theirs (each boy in the story is based on one of Wyss’s four sons), who had been shipwrecked on a tropical island. This handwritten manuscript was more than eight hundred pages long and one of his sons, Johann... Read More

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Swiss Family Robinson
Written by Johann Wyss, Adapted by Daisy Alberto, Illustrated by Robert Hunt
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$3.99/4.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-87525-0 (0-375-87525-5)

For six days and nights, a storm tosses the Robinson family's ship around on the sea, before dashing it on the rocks off a deserted island. All the sailors are gone. The family is alone! But nothing can keep the cheerful Swiss family Robinson down for long. Father and Mother Robinson... Read more






The Swiss Family Robinson
Written by Johann Wyss
Yearling | Trade Paperback | April 1999
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41594-7 (0-440-41594-2)

“For many days we had been tempest-tossed…the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.”

From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons—a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus... Read more





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