For more that 270 years, readers everywhere have been fascinated by the young fool who ran away from wealth, security, and family for a rough life at sea—and came to his senses too late, alone on a tropical island. Alone except for cannibals, that is, and God.
Robinson Crusoe's adventure takes place on a remote island near the Orinoco River of Venezuela. Adjusting to the primitive conditions, he learns to make tools, shelters, bread, and clothing. More importantly, he becomes a Christian.
Modern editions tend to leave out Crusoe's long struggle with God and his transformation as he studies and applies God's Word. As part of the Classics for Young Readers Series, Kathryn Lindskoog faithfully preserves such details.
"Robinson Crusoe is read as eagerly today as when it was first published....The book has attained a high place in the literature of the world, and justly so."
For young readers, ages 9-13 years.