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April 25, 2020
The book “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe was published on this day in 1719 and may have been the first English language novel. The story tells of Crusoe, who leaves England on an ocean voyage. His ship is taken over by pirates, and after many adventures he is shipwrecked on an island. You and your school-aged children can play a game of imagination about being shipwrecked. What might they want to save from the wreck of a ship if they could? What would they have to find on the island? How would they protect themselves from the weather?