Robinson Crusoe's adventure takes place on a remote island. Adjusting to the primitive conditions, he learns to make tools, shelters, bread, and clothes. More importantly, he becomes a Christian. Modern editions tend to leave out Crusoe's long struggle with God and his change as he studies God's Word. As part of the Classics for Young Readers Series, Kathryn Lindskoog faithfully preserves such details. Children will be captured by the emotions of his story and will imitate his integrity and honor. Recommended for ages 9 to 13.
For more than 270 years, readers of all ages have been fascinated by the story of a young fool who ran away from wealth, security, and family for a rough life at seaand came to his senses too late, alone on a tropical island. Alone, except for cannibals and God. Robinson Crusoes adventure takes place on an island near the Orinoco River of Venezuela. Adjusting to the primitive conditions, he learns to make tools, shelter, bread, clothes, baskets, and canoes. More importantly, he becomes a Christian. Modern editions often leave out Crusoes long struggle with God and his slow transformation as he studies and applies Gods Word. As part of P&Rs Classics for Young Readers series, Kathryn Lindskoog has edited Robinson Crusoe for todays reader, faithfully preserving every detail of the original story. Full-page illustrations are featured to add to your reading pleasure.
Daniel Defoe (16601731) served as a soldier, sold ship insurance, succeeded in the hosiery business, failed in the brick business, and worked as a political secret agent. But his main career was journalism. To support his wife and six children, he wrote over 560 books, pamphlets, and papers. On a couple of occasions, his peppery prose landed him in prison for embarrassing people in power. He was almost sixty years old when he turned to fiction. A Scottish sailors real-life adventures inspired him to write Robinson Crusoe (1719), which was an instant bestseller.
Robinson Crusoe is read as eagerly today as when it was first published. . . . The book has attained a high place in the literature of the world, and justly so.