Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi


Written by Carlo Collodi
Illustrated by Francesca Rossi
Part of the Classic Tales Series

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Pinocchio is the classic story of the little wooden puppet who longs to become a human boy and strives to achieve his ambition.

Pinocchio is a delightful character who is full of both humour and pathos. He has the unfortunate characteristic that every time he lies or does something naughty – which he does frequently – his nose grows longer and longer. Pinocchio and his maker, the poor woodcarver Geppetto, have a touching father-son relationship full of love and tenderness.

Fulvio Testa’s illustrations capture the jaunty tone of the story as well as bringing the interesting cast of characters to life.


Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio, a little wooden puppet carved out of a piece of wood by the old carpenter Geppetto, longs to be a real boy. But Pinocchio has a lot to learn as he embarks on many naughty, mischievous and challenging adventures, before he can truly become a good little boy.


Each reading of Fulvio Testa's books will reveal something new. --


About the Author

Carlo Collodi
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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64 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2014




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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