From the dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons--a Swiss pastor, his wife and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe, this heartwarming tale prortrays a family's struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island.
This book looks and feels beautiful - even has some black and white drawings. Unfortunately this version leaves out so many of the wonderful details of the original version. We missed the shark attack, the elephants, as well as the ostrich story which add such flavor and excitement to the story. Look for a better edition.