Desert Isles: Romance and Danger

Stories of surviving on a deserted island (or alone on a mountain or lost in the wilderness) have appealed since humans began sharing stories over campfires. Library staff recommend these wonderful stories; with selections ranging from the classic castaway account, Robinson Crusoe, to the children’s tale, Abel’s Island.
We hope these books and videos will take you away for a summer of adventure.

Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

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The subtitle tells it all: the life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Orinoco; having been cast on shore by shipwreck, wherein all the men perished but himself. With an account how he was at last strangely delivered by pirates.  Based on a true story.

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