SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON: The original story abridged by Johanna Johnston by Johann David Wyss

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON: The original story abridged by Johanna Johnston

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rereading of the original, beloved in childhood, reveals its old-fashioned wordiness, so perhaps an abridgement is needed to introduce it to today's 3rd to 5th graders. But in this abridgement much of the fascination, the enchantment, of the original is wholly lost. The illustrations, too, in stereotyped drawings and sentimental color pictures do nothing to enhance the text. There are better presentations of this story, which even today is a classic in the field of tales of castaways.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1961
Publisher: Doubleday (Picture Classic)