“I love the idea of having a desert island to myself like Crusoe did, but I would hate killing animals to eat.” Owen, 8
Running away to sea brings adventure and wealth, but then come shipwreck and a desperate struggle for survival.
Defying his parents, Robinson Crusoe goes to sea. He is captured by pirates, but escapes to Brazil. There he makes a fortune using slave labour to grow tobacco and sugar. He sails to Africa to bring back more slaves, but is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island.
Everyone else is drowned, and for over twenty years he lives alone. He learns to hunt and fish and make shelter. Then the cannibals arrive. Will this be the end of his adventure – or his chance to escape?