Author(s): Johann David Wyss
A terrible storm strands a Swiss pastor, with his wife and four sons, on a tropical island. Luckily, the Robinsons are optimistic and inventive, and with what they salvage from the wrecked ship, and the island's abundant fruits, plants and animals, they soon adapt - each day discovering new dangers, skills and delights.
Johann David Wyss (1743--1818), Swiss author. His Swiss Family Robinson (1813), an internationally popular classic for children, relates the adventures of a shipwrecked family. It is based on Robinson Crusoe.