Johann David Wyss is best remembered for his book “The Swiss Family Robinson”. It is said that he was inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, but wanted to write a story, that will teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. The result became a beautiful story about survival, love and family relations.
On the example of Robinson family, author shows that one does not have to have the usual comforts of life in order to be comfortable and happy. The family was shipwrecked and everyone else on the ship perished when they deserted it. Found themselves on the uninhabited island, they immediately started to tackle the most urgent needs like food and shelter. The family relations became stronger in front of difficulties, that awaited them.
“The Swiss Family Robinson” was translated on the most of European languages. It has since become one of the most popular books of all time. Enjoy the reading.