“I’m reading one right now, ‘Swiss Family Robinson,’ and for class I’m reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’”- Brandon Doolittle, Aiken

Shipwrecked on an uncharted island, the Swiss Family Robinson--mother, father, and four young boys--make the most of their predicament, adapting to the island and turning the absence of civilization to their advantage. Through perseverance, hard work, and self-reliance, they become masters of their new environment, rising to its many challenges and using their ingenuity to avail themselves of its abundant resources. Their experience is colorful, creative, and full of exciting adventures. For more than two centuries, Johann David Wyss’s beloved book has entertained young readers. - barnesandnoble.com