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Swiss Family Robinson

Mary Godolphin

Book Overview: 

All the excitement, danger, heartbreaks and triumphs of this well known story, but without the big words. Lucy Aikin, an accomplished writer and writing as Mary Godolphin, accomplishes this with apparent ease in this little book. The story of a plucky family ship wrecked on a desolate island, saving what they can from the ship, is well known. The entire family, under the leadership of an intrepid father and mother works together to not only survive in this island, but actually prosper. This work would seem an excellent one for English as a second language speakers to improve their skill in English.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .God had led us to this place, and that we should do wrong to leave it?"

"What you say may be quite true, so far as it goes," she said; "but I must tell you that the mid-day heat is more than we can bear, and that if we stay here we may have to keep watch at night, for there are, no doubt, wild beasts of some kind that will find us out; and we should not trust too much to our dogs, who may lose their lives in a fight with them."

"I dare say you are right," said I; "but I do not yet see how we can cross the stream. We shall first have to build a bridge."

The boys were now all out of their beds; and while my wife went to milk the cow and cook some food, I made my plans known to them. They were all glad when they heard that we were to leave, and each said he, would help to build the bridge.

The first thing to be done was to find some strong planks; and Fritz, Ernest, and I went down to the shore, and got in the boat, which the tid. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I read this when I was six, simply because I was DETERMINED to find a word of more than one syllable. Sadly, Family and Robinson were the ONLY ones. Impressed. ;)

This was so neat to read and you don't think that it will make sense, and won't flow at all, but it does. See what I did there? I did find one 'out of place' word in it though: "broken" :P So weird!

Amusing read, stayed mostly true to the original language but occasionally stretched a bit to keep it all in words of one syllable.

I was intrigued--a whole book in one-syllable words? I've never read the original "Swiss Family Robinson", nor have I seen any of the movie adaptations, so I didn't really know the story. I thought the one-syllable format would make the writing seem stilted, but after I got a bit used to it, it f...more