The Swiss Family Robinson in Words of One Syllable


The Swiss Family Robinson in Words of One Syllable, adapted from Johann David Wyss’ classic by Lucy Aikin, was published in 1869. The story opens with the Robinson family in the hold of a ship in the midst of a great storm. After the ship smashes against a reef, the family learns the crew has escaped in the lifeboat and abandoned them. As the storm dissipates, the Robinsons spy a tropical island within reach and their adventure unfolds. Lucy Aikin transcribed the original work into words of only one syllable that makes this classic accessible to those learning to read as well as those who want a clearer representation of the timeless story.

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96 (very easy)