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The Swiss Family Robinson (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

The Swiss Family Robinson (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
Author: J. D. Wyss - Children's Classics
ISBN 13: 9780486416601
ISBN 10: 486416607
Edition: Unabridged
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2001-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $4.99

When the Robinson family is shipwrecked and cast away on a desert island, they are forced to rely on the island's natural resources—-and each other—-in this treasured family classic.

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5-- It goes without saying that, in the process of condensing and rewriting these books down to a fourth-grade reading level, most of the distinguished aspects of the works--writing style, language, atmosphere, characterization--have been sacrificed for a simple, not to say simplistic, master-plots approach that conveys the incidents but fails to impart the justification for their continuing endurance in the canon of juvenile literature. The books are illustrated with some attention paid to the sense of the plots and characters. For those who persist in the fallacy that knowing what the so-called "classics'' of children's literature are about is a satisfactory substitution for actually experiencing them by reading the original, this series is acceptable. For the rest of us, it's as if someone's painted a guppy white and called it Moby Dick. --Christine Behrmann, New York Public Library