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Long Ago and Far Away; Abel's Island


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Long Ago and Far Away
Abel's Island
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Abel's Island is the story of an articulate and sophisticated mouse who is stranded on an island far away from his loving wife Amanda and civilized community. This is an intelligent and playful retelling of the classic Robinson Crusoe story, made accessible and appealing for children by means of it animal hero and his noble efforts.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Abel's Island,” 11/07/1988, GBH Archives, accessed January 23, 2022,
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Abel's Island.” 11/07/1988. GBH Archives. Web. January 23, 2022. <>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Abel's Island. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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