A terrible storm leads to a dire shipwreck and a single family emerging alive. The Robinsons and their four sons and several animals manage to make it safely to a nearby deserted island, and there, not only struggle to survive, but manage to thrive. They use their faith, skills and reliance upon each other, to create an entirely new life, overcome difficult challenges and experience life to its fullest. Join us for a voyage of discovery and suspense, in Johann David Wyss' classic tale of survival.
About the Author
Johann David Wyss was born in Switzerland on May 28, 1743, eventually becoming a pastor and chaplain in the Swiss army. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe," he wanted to write a story for his own four sons to learn important life lessons. His son, Johan Rudolf Wyss, the person who wrote the Swiss national anthem, edited the manuscript and had it published in 1812. It was first translated into English in 1814. Johann David Wyss died on January 11, 1818.