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PublisherRandom House Children's Books
Publication date3rd November 2005
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The Adventures of Pinocchio
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
The classic story of the little wooden boy whose nose grows with every lie he tells is beautifully presented in this handsome edition. Geppetto, Pinocchio’s creator loves the little boy dearly but somehow Pinocchio can never live up to his father’s hopes. He can’t keep out of trouble mostly, for the likeable reason, that he longs to have fun. Roberto Innocenti has added some illustrations to the original set he provided for this book adding to the rich background world of the unlikely hero.
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SynopsisThe Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio, the wayward puppet, finds it almost impossible to be the good, loving son he wishes to be. The Blue Fairy promises to grant his wish if he can prove that he is brave, loyal and honest. But Pinocchio loves having fun and he's easily tempted into making the wrong choices. Will he ever learn the difference between good and bad?
ReviewsRoberto Innocenti's illustrations are magnificent - Scotsman. He is simply one of the best children's illustrators working anywhere - New York Times Book Review.
About The Author
Carlo Lorenzini was born in Florence in 1826, the eldest son of a cook and a servant, and was brought up in the hillside village of Collodi. He began his writing career as a journalist, writing under the pseudonym Carlo Collodi. In 1875 he began writing for children, adapting traditional tales and creating his own stories. When the first chapter of Pinocchio appeared in an Italian newspaper in July 1881 it was an immediate success. Carlo Collodi died in Florence in 1890.
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