Swiss Family Robinson had three living locations. First, when they were near the beach it was called, "Tentholm". When they moved inland and found the enormous trees, they built a tree house that was suspended in air thirty feet high. They called this location, "Falconhurst." The third location was a salt rock cave, they called, the "Grotto."

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington

Based on the original Swiss Family Robinson book published in 1812, TJ Hoisington shares how "Return to Robinson Island" came about over 13 years ago.

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington

Over ten years ago when I began writing “Return to Robinson Island”, I locked on a popular movie star who I imagined playing Ernest Robinson. In a few days, I will share the name of the actor who best depicts how I envision Ernest. Stay Tuned.

If a new Swiss Family Robinson movie was to be made, I'm curious who you think could best play the role of Ernest Robinson, his fiancé, Elizabeth Cole, and the antagonist - Captain Charlie?

Click here to enter your answers


#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington

In an early 1800s edition of Swiss Family Robinson, Father mentioned that the family made candles using the berries from "candleberry bushes" (a similar bush is a Bayberry bush),  BUT HE NEVER EXPLAINED HOW THEY DID IT. In this video, I share with you how the family made candles using natural resources. Hope you enjoy it!

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington #makingcandles

A few days ago I posted a video of how the Swiss Family Robinson made their candles. Following the posting of the video, some of you pointed out that I didn't light the candles. I brought that up to my children and immediately my eight-year-old daughter, Kyla, asked if she could do a video where ‘she' likes the candles. So, I called my team and we filmed my daughter in the tree house lighting the candles.

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington #makingcandles

Return To Robinson Island TJ Hoisington

My love for Swiss Family Robinson and the Robinson family’s adventures has spilled over onto my children. Here is a video of my sons building a “simple” three-story tree house on our property. My sons plan to add walls on each level and a large roof over the top level.

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington #makingcandles

In this video, I introduce you to my new book, “Return to Robinson Island”. Inspired by the “original” Swiss Family Robinson book written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss, “Return to Robinson Island” is a continuation of the adventures of the Robinson family fifteen years after their famous shipwreck. Also, if you ever had the desire to write a book, I give a couple suggestions to keep in mind. Release Date: T.B.A.

#swissfamilyrobinson #swissfamilyreturns #tjhoisington #makingcandles

Videos