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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