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The Swiss Family Robinson - Community Reviews back

by Johann David Wyss, Jon Scieszka, W.H.G. Kingston
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JLee22
JLee22 rated it 3 years ago
I had a hankering to take a break from all the GRRM fantasy and read the Swiss Family Robinson. And, for once, I remembered to update my reading list. While marking the star rating - very high, it's one of my fave casual quick reads from childhood - I happened to see the top half of the first review...
globulon
globulon rated it 5 years ago
Pretty much all the criticisms of this book that I have seen in other people's reviews are true. It doesn't have a plot. The people are pretty much perfect, they never have any doubts or fears or anger or unpleasantness. Pretty much every single animal they meet they kill, and several times near ...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 6 years ago
This is indeed a Robinsonade in every possible aspect. The characters in this book even speaks of Robinson Crusoe, and use the novel as a 'guide book' in their own quest. I thought that was kinda funny; I always love that kind of intertextuality. However the book itself was a struggle.. It was too d...
LeahSL
LeahSL rated it 7 years ago
Movie was better, and it wasn't even a very good movie.
target acquired
target acquired rated it 7 years ago
Family: It Does a Body Good.Family: The Other White Meat?Family: It's What's for Dinner!
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 8 years ago
More appropriate title suggestion: SHOOT TO KILL! A less catchy but even more precise title would be We Killed a Lot of Animals: The Story of a Family Stranded on an Island, Who Were Never in Serious Danger and Who - I Believe It Has Been Mentioned, Yet Bears Repeating - Killed a Lot of Animals. The...
icycolour
icycolour rated it 10 years ago
Alright, I started this book over a month ago and I just can't find the motivation to finish it. It's not that it is a bad book, per say, just not that interesting. The story kind of lag and it is a bit dull; hardly any adventurous/exciting things happen.The family seems to kill/hurt/capture a lot o...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it 11 years ago
A good plot, but the writing style made it difficult for it to capture (and keep) my attention. I usually don't have any problems listening to books instead of reading this, but here I often found my attention wandering and had to rewind. The father of the family did get on my nerves at times as he ...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 23 years ago
Enjoyed the book, but not sure how I felt about it.
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it 50 years ago
My father read this aloud to us when I was younger than 9. I suspect that has a lot to do with my love for the book.
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