Pinocchio - Illustrated Edition by Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli
  

Pinocchio - Illustrated Edition

Written by Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli
Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series

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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 that tells of Pinocchio’s many and complex adventures on the way to fulfilling his hearts desire and becoming a real boy!

Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and reread. The classics have never looked so good!

Synopsis

Pinocchio - Illustrated Edition by Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli

To be a real boy - that is the heart's desire of Pinocchio, a little wooden puppet carved by the old carpenter Geppetto out of a special piece of wood. But the wooden puppet is naughty, mischievous and bold, and has many adventures and faces many challenges before he can become a good little boy at last. This superb new translation by award-winning translator Emma Rose is matched by Sara Fanelli's playful illustrations in this witty version of Carlo Collodi's classic story.

Reviews

...collages, drawings and assemblages make each page-turn a surprise...even if you already know the story, this is a must-have edition. INIS ...will give children the opportunity to stretch their aesthetic wings on a good tale well told. School Librarian Beautifully translated, this is a gorgeous book with Sara Fanelli's original and imaginative illustrations incorporating drawing, painting, photographs and collage. A real pleasure. The Financial Times -- Financial Times Financial Times Fanelli invests this beautifully-produced Pinocchio with a witty sense of street theatre. Magnificent...and deliciously sinister. -- The Guardian The Guardian

About the Author

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:

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th December 2009

ISBN

9781406317473

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