Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Childrens Book Recommendation

by Nishant Singh
(Goa, India)

Robinson Crusoe is a very interesting children's book about two men who got stuck on a lonely island.


Reading this book is quite fun, as it shows Robinson Crusoe's firm determination to get out of the island. It highlights Crusoe's will power, which helps him to survive on a dangerous island and deal with the tribal people who live there.

It is interesting from the beginning till the end, and I personally feel every child should read it.

In his book Daniel Defoe describes the characters and their emotions quite vividly. His descriptions keep readers glued to their chairs while reading the book.

However, for children I recommend the abridged version of the novel, as it has simplified language and a shortened format.

All in all, I personally feel that this book will be a great read for children of age group between 10 and 15 years, and will surely develop their interest in book reading.

Note from Megan, Editor of the Book Club Guide

Thanks for your review, Nishant.

I always loved reading books about survival when I was a child, such as My Side of the Mountain and The Swiss Family Robinson (which was actually inspired by Robinson Crusoe).

These are books children are sure to enjoy reading for many generations to come!

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