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Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli - Authors

Carlo Collodi:
As a Child

Carlo Collodi was born Carlo Lorenzini in Florence as the son of Domenico Lorenzini and Angela Orzali. Collidi was one of ten children and spent his childhood growing up in rural Italy. After attending primary school in Collodi, he was sent to study for the priesthood at the seminary of Val d'Elsa.

As an adult
At the age of 22, Collodi served in the Tuscan Army during the Wars of Independence (1848 and 1860) and his active interest in politics can be seen in his literary works, and in the satirical newspaper Il Lampione, which was later censored by the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

As an artist
Author of the classic children’s book Pinocchio. In 1875 he entered the domain of children's literature with Racconti delle fate, a translation of French classic fairy tales by Charles Perrault, including Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Puss in Boots. Later, Pinocchio was brought out in serial form in the first Italian newspaper for children - Il Giornale dei Bambini.

Sara Fanelli:

Featured Books, with extracts, by Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli

Pinocchio - Illustrated Edition
Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli
A favourite of Philip Pullman: "What effortless invention looks like". Sara Fanelli's prize winning illustrations bring a wholly original look to the classic story of the wooden puppet Pinocchio. They also capture the playful and surreal fantasy of the story...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/12/2009
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