The Swiss Family Robinson (Great Illustrated Classics)

by Johann Wyss | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0866119620 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/3/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 03, 2017
I got this fair-condition paperback at a local estate sale. It's an abridged-for-kids version of the original, with lots of illustrations. The novel inspired several film and TV-series adaptations, including a variety of family-stranded-somewhere plots - with "Lost in Space" being a "Space Family Robinson" variation.

The story has to do with the inventiveness, survival skills, and just plain luck of the stranded family, and takes them through some fairly grim adventures (even in this tidied-up version). It was the inventiveness plus the exotic setting - not to mention their enviable tree-house - that appealed to me back in the day...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the original novel and some of its adaptations, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 1 yr ago (9/4/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Brookline Ball Park in Brookline, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library this afternoon; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 You're Such an Animal release challenge, for the embedded "robin" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2017 Movie release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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