Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Swiss Familly Robinson Review.

The Swiss Family Robinson (Unabridged Classics)The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This week I had to read The Swiss Family Robinson for school.

The Swiss Family Robinson is a really great book. It tells the classic tale of being shipwrecked on an island, but with its own twists. The family has many adventures, challenges and fun.

The family is from Switzerland, and they were sailing to join a colony in the new world when a huge storm hit and their ship was destroyed--the only survivors that they know of were themselves and some animals. There are four kids in the family; Fritz, the oldest and the best shot, Jack, the second oldest and best rider, Ernest the smartest and second youngest, and Franz, the youngest who tries to be just like his brothers.

At times the story is sort of repetetive, but it didn't slow the book down at all. I really enjoyed the adventure and action, and I feel like I could survive being shipwrecked myself now that I've read this book!

I'd definitely recommend this book to kids and adults 4th grade and up!

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ali said...

I can't believe I've never read this book. Glad you liked it Xan!

L.T. Elliot said...

I haven't read this yet, either but I really need to!

Debbie Curran said...

I think I really need to read this too! Thanks for this - and nice blog! :D

Ed Bryant said...

I agree with what has been said. I need to read this book too! I really enjoyed your commentary.

K J Nelson said...

This was one of my favorites when I was your age!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is a great book! Your review was excellent, Xander. :-)

Xander cross. said...

Thank's for all of the comments guys! I'm glad you like my reviews!

Next review: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea!

Anita said...

Have you seen the old movie...very cool. :)