Goodreads Synopsis: Oakdale is shut down during a blackout, and Joe's big chance to get noticed by the eighth-grade basketball coach will be left in the dark--unless he and Wishbone can somehow hightail it across town to the game in time! Their adventure reminds Wishbone of Daniel Defoe's great tale "Robinson Crusoe." Wishbone imagines himself as Crusoe, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, tossed into a deset isle without food, shelter, or friends. He soon finds himself battling nature, wild cats, and hungry cannibals. It will take every ounce of brains and courage this canine castaway has to beat the odds and save the day!
- I haven't read Robinson Crusoe, but Wishbone is SO good at getting readers excited about a story, and now I want to read the original. It probably isn't as fun as Wishbone makes it sound, but I still want to read it.
- I didn't know that Robinson Crusoe was on that island for SO long! Whoa! I would go crazy and pray for a quick death. Gnome really liked how Robinson survived for so many years on the island. It is pretty impressive on how he finds food and makes things.
- I liked Joe's part of the story. Even though he was scared and worried, and he was trying to get to an important basketball game, he stopped to help a little girl, and he was concerned for his mom. He also didn't want to let his teammates down. Joe is a good guy!
- I don't think they made this story into a Wishbone episode. I haven't been able to find one.