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DetailsWhen a boat travelling to Australia hits a reef and is destroyed, only one family survives. Shipwrecked on an island, and with no sign of rescue, the Robinsons are forced to use whatever means possible to stay alive.Through their struggles, the members of the family learn, not only how to survive, but also how to enjoy themselves in the face of adversity. The pastor, his wife and four children share many experiences together – both arduous and fun – and grow closer as a result.This classic tale of adventure on a desert island is exciting to read, as much as it is a story with a moral.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Johann David Wyss (1743–1818) was a clergyman in Bern, Switzerland. A former military chaplain, Wyss spoke four languages, loved nature, and was deeply involved in the raising of his four boys, reading to them and taking them on hikes and hunting trips. To teach them moral lessons and to entertain them, he read them a story he had written about a family just like theirs (each boy in the story is based on one of Wyss’s four sons), who had been shipwrecked on a tropical island. This handwritten manuscript was more than 800 pages long, and one of his sons, Johann Emmanuel, helped him illustrate it. Years later another son, Johann Rudolf, by then a professor at the Berne Academy, found his father’s manuscript, edited it, and published it in 1812–13 as The Swiss Family Robinson. The first English translation appeared in 1814, and there have since been nearly 200 versions of this novel, as well as two films and a television movie.ABOUT THE ARTIST: AMIT TAYAL - Ever since he was nine years old, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But making a career out of it and establishing himself as a comic book artist in India didn't come easy. After a brief shot of accountancy and then animation, he found what he was looking for in his role as a grapic novel illustrator at Campfire. Steve Jobs was a design icon, so illustrating his graphic biography was a real challenge. Ultimately though, he decided on a simple, reader-friendly approach, and a style with clean lines.ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Campfire is to entertain and educate young minds by creating unique illustrated books that recount stories of human values, arouse curiosity in the world around us, and inspire with tales of great deeds of unforgettable people.
SKU Code PRK B 1181 Weight in Kg 0.0100 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789380028477 Author Name JOHANN DAVID WYSS. Adapted by Richard Blandford. Illustrated by Amit Tayal Publisher Name Campfire Graphic Novels