MAROONED : THE STRANGE BUT
TRUE ADVENTURES OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK, THE REAL ROBINSON CRUSOE
New York : Clarion, 2005.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
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sure you have heard the story of Robinson Crusoe, the man who survived
alone on an island for years. But did you know that the story, written
by Daniel Defoe, was based on a true story? That's right. It
is based on the story of Alexander Selkirk. Selkirk was a navigator
on a ship but he didn't get along too well with the captain. When
the ship put in for repairs on a deserted island in the Pacific, Selkirk
told the Captain that the ship was not safe and that he would rather stay
on the deserted island than to sail on that ship. Little did he know
that the captain would take him at his word and leave him behind.
So began Selkirk's four year ordeal as the only human on an island in the
Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721.
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe -- Sources.
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