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The Swiss family Robinson / Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen.

Authors: Wyss, Johann David, 1743-1818.
Call number: jFIC WYS
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2006.
Publication date: 2006.
Subject: Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Islands -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's literature -- Juvenile fiction.
Title: The Swiss family Robinson / Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen.
Physical description: 341 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents note: Shipwreck and preparations for deliverance -- Landing and consequent occupations -- Voyage of discovery -- Return from the voyage of discovery -- Nocturnal alarm -- Return to the wreck -- Troop of animals in cork jackets -- Second journey of discovery performed by the mother of the family -- Construction of a bridge -- Change of abode -- Construction of a ladder -- Settling in the giant tree -- Sabbath and the parable -- Conversation and a walk -- Continuation of preceding chapter -- Discoveries -- Hopes of a sledge -- Some short lessons in useful things -- Bathing, fishing and a kangaroo -- More stores from the wreck -- Tortoise harnessed -- Another trip to the wreck -- Baking -- Cracker and the pinnace -- Gymnastic exercises -- Various discoveries -- Singular animals -- Excursion into unknown tracts -- Useful occupations and labors -- Embellishments -- Painful but natural sentiment -- New domain -- Troop of buffaloes -- Vanquished hero -- Malabar eagle -- Sago manufactory -- Bees -- Treatment of bees -- Staircase -- Training of various animals -- Manufactures -- Wild ass -- Difficulty in breaking it -- Heath fowl's nest -- Flax and the rainy season -- Spring -- Spinning -- Salt mine -- House in the salt rock -- Turtles -- New fishery -- New experiments -- New discoveries and house -- Completion of two farmhouses -- Lake -- Boat -- Anniversary of our deliverance -- Motives for thankfulness -- Gourd plantation -- Monkey root or ginseng -- Bird snares -- Dove-cot and its management -- Jack's adventure and narrow escape -- Fountain -- Approach of winter and wet season -- Invention of a new light -- Literary acquisitions -- Close of the rainy season -- Whale -- Coral -- Whale, its dissection -- Uses of the different parts of the whale -- Boat-propeller or rowing machine -- Turtle drive -- Weaving machine -- Basket making -- Alarm -- Dangerous visitor -- Ass falls a victim -- Discovery of a crystal grotto -- Further exploration -- Pig hunt -- Supply -- Otaheitan roast -- Ham smoking -- Excursion into the savanna -- Two horsemen -- Ostrich hunt -- Nest -- Land turtles -- Bears! Bears! -- Narrow escape -- Combat -- Discovery of porcelain earth -- Preparation of the bears' flesh -- Cups out of ostrich eggs -- Angora rabbits and antelopes -- Ostriches again -- Hunt and a capture -- Acquisition of treasure -- Euphorbia -- Vanilla -- Progress in ostrich discipline -- Efficacy of tobacco smoke -- Hydromel -- New hat -- Pottery -- Return of the rainy season -- New want -- Cajack -- Return of the boys -- Their adventures -- Harvesting -- Partridges and quails -- Trial of the cajack -- Alarm -- Adventure with sea-cows -- Drawbridge -- Taming of antelopes -- Sugar press -- Combat with a hyena -- Flying courier -- Wild horse and the elephant -- Redoubt -- Valuable discoveries -- Cacao tree -- Banana -- Crocodiles and alligators -- Tea plant -- Artillery and fortification of shark island -- General review of the colony after ten years of establishment -- Excursion of Fritz -- Startling communication -- Discovery of pearls -- Intelligence of a fellow creature -- Fritz's return and account of his wonderful discoveries -- Edible birds' nests -- Pearl-fishery -- Poor Jack is ''killed'' -- Discovery of truffles -- Cotton nuts -- Terrific encounter with lion and lioness -- Savage -- Parley and recognition of a friend -- Adventures of Fritz -- Sir Edward Montrose -- Our adopted sister -- Attack of wolves -- Preparations for return -- Limekiln -- Fritz's story -- Emily's own story -- Return to Felsenheim with military honors -- Winter season once more -- Conclusion -- Questions, questions, questions by Arthur Pober, Ed. D. -- About the author -- About the illustrator.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Summary note: Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.
Added author: McKowen, Scott.
ISBN: 1402726023 :
9781402726026
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1217384
Bib No.: 1217384

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