The Swiss Family Robinson

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

When a storm wrecks their ship off the coast of a deserted island in the East Indies, William, Elizabeth, and their four sons must rely on each other for survival. Stranded like Robinson Crusoe, the family salvages what they can from the wrecked ship and uses their ingenuity to craft the rest of what they need from the natural resources around them. They are thousands of miles from home and surrounded by a fantastical variety of strange—and often dangerous—wildlife. What adventures await the family? Will they be able to make a new life for themselves on the island? This classic children’s adventure was first published in 1812. Swiss author Johann David Wyss originally wrote it in German; this is an unabridged version of the 1879 English translation by William Henry Giles Kingston.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV001010, JUV013000, JUV007000
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 1270
ATOS Reading Level 9.0
Features Table of contents

Illustrator: Walter S. Rogers