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Robinson Crusoe : Aladdin Classics - Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

Aladdin Classics

By: Daniel Defoe, N.C. Wyeth (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780689844089
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Robinson Crusoe, once a brave sailor out to seek his fortune, is now a captive -- a captive of a lonely desert island on which he is marooned. With only his wits and the few supplies he is able to carry from his sinking ship to sustain him, he is forced to create a new life for himself, out of virtually nothing.

As the years go by, Crusoe slowly becomes accustomed to a life of solitude. He has only Pol -- the parrot he has tamed -- a few cats, and some wild goats to keep him company and gradually, his island becomes more of a paradise than a prison. But this tranquility is unexpectedly shattered when one day, he sees a footprint...soon to be followed by a group of savages who have invaded his island. Crusoe finds himself fiercely defending an island that has become his own, and fighting for the chance to return home.

Carefully abridged for younger readers, this second addition to the Scribner Storybook Classic line, with striking illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, revitalizes Daniel Defoe's acclaimed tale of survival, self-reliance, adventure, and faith.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is considered by many to be the first English novelist. He was a prolific journalist who turned to fiction quite late in life.

Forewordp. v
A Warningp. 1
The Stormp. 8
Piratesp. 19
Escape from Slaveryp. 28
Brazilp. 48
Shipwreckp. 60
Sole Survivorp. 70
First Daysp. 89
The Journal: Food and Shelterp. 104
The Journalp. 108
The Journal: Natural Disastersp. 124
The Journal: Illnessp. 135
The Journal: Recoveryp. 152
The Journal: Exploring the Islandp. 169
The Journal: Of Pots and Canoesp. 179
Journal: Reflectionsp. 201
No Escapep. 213
Further Improvementsp. 225
A Footprintp. 241
Bonesp. 257
Fear and Isolationp. 272
The Lost Shipp. 289
Encounter with Savagesp. 305
Friday Observedp. 323
Friday Instructedp. 340
New Plansp. 350
Savages Returnp. 363
Prisoners Freedp. 381
The Mutineersp. 396
Ship Recapturedp. 423
Return to Englandp. 439
Adventures with Fridayp. 456
Island Againp. 477
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ISBN: 9780689844089
ISBN-10: 0689844085
Series: Aladdin Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1