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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.
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.
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
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. Philip Pullman: "What effortless invention looks like."
Delightfully written, Pinocchio follows the exciting adventures of a mischievous wooden puppet who wants to become a boy. With a stunning foiled jacket, ribbon marker and beautiful original colour illustrations throughout, this is a book to treasure.
Geppetto, a poor woodcarver, crafts a marionette from a strange piece of talking wood and inadvertently brings the mischievous Pinocchio - a walking, talking, wooden boy - into the world. The naughty, selfish puppet heads off into the world and encounters all manner of unusual and dangerous characters on his adventures, undergoing a series of fiendishly imaginative trials - among them being swallowed by a giant dogfish and turned into a donkey - that will lead him to self-knowledge. Along the way he will be helped by a beautiful fairy, a talking cricket and his loving father as he learns how to become what he most longs to be - a real boy. One of the most widely read books of all time, Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio is a riotous, tragicomic tale that will charm young and old with its endearing blend of mischief and magic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Pinocchio features the charming illustrations of the classic British illustrator Charles Folkard and an afterword by Anna South. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much-loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Pinocchio was naughty from the very first day that Geppetto created him. Instead of going to school or learning a trade, the little puppet who magically came to life wanted only to eat, drink, sleep, and play.Poor Pinocchio's problems grew-as did his nose every time he told a lie, which was quite often. And even worse, he found himself in one dreadful situation after another: in prison, turned into a donkey, and even stranded in the belly of an enormous shark.Filled with humor and adventure, and sealed with a heartwarming conclusion, this time-honored fable has thrilled youngsters for over one hundred years. In this edition, it will continue to enchant new readers and listeners.
Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Pescia. The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, published as La storia di un burattino (literally "e;The tale of a puppet"e;), and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and has inspired hundreds of new editions, stage plays, merchandising and movies, such as Walt Disney's iconic animated version and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long nose. According to extensive research done by the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi in late 1990s and based on UNESCO sources, it has been adapted in over 260 languages worldwide. That makes it the most translated non-religious book in the world, and one of the best-selling books ever published. According to Francelia Butler, it remains "e;the most widely read book in the world after the Bible"e;. Pinocchio is a story about an animated puppet, boys who turn into donkeys and other fairy tale devices. The setting of the story is the Tuscan area of Italy. It was a unique literary marriage of genres for its time. The story's Italian language is peppered with Florentine dialect features, such as the protagonist's Florentine name. In the 1850s, Collodi began to have a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books published. Once, he translated some French fairy-tales so well that he was asked whether he would like to write some of his own. In 1881, he sent a short episode in the life of a wooden puppet to a friend who edited a newspaper in Rome, wondering whether the editor would be interested in publishing this "e;bit of foolishness"e; in his children's section. The editor did, and the children loved it.
Pinocchio is a wooden marionette, a puppet that is manipulated with wires, Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a village near Florence. But the piece of wood from which he is derived is animated, and so Pinocchio moves independently. Basically good, he often gets carried away by bad company and is prone to lying. His nose will become longer and longer once he starts lying to others. Because of these characteristics he often finds himself in trouble, from which, however, he always manages to get out.
Delightfully written, Mini Classic Pinocchio follows the exciting adventures of a mischievous wooden puppet who wants to become a boy. Join Pinocchio as he runs away to the puppet theatre, gets led astray by a cunning fox and cat, and meets the terrible Dogfish. Favourite characters and scenes have been reimagined in 24 beautiful full-colour plate illustrations by Elisa Vavouri. Useful notes further enrich the reading experience.
Wer kennt ihn nicht, den kleinen holzernen Taugenichts mit dem groen Herzen am rechten Fleck, der sich in den Kopf gesetzt hat, ein richtiger Junge zu werden! Als der italienische Schriftsteller Carlo Collodi seinen Pinocchio 1881 durch Meister Geppetto zum Leben erwecken lie, konnte er kaum ahnen, wie gro und anhaltend der Erfolg seiner vor Witz und Einfallsreichtum spruhenden Geschichten sein wurde. Diese ungekurzte Ausgabe prasentiert die hinreienden Abenteuer von Pinocchio, der Fee mit den blauen Haaren und dem Gaunerduo Kater und Fuchs gemeinsam mit den wunderbaren Illustrationen von Carlo Chiostri.
Pipi isn't like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak that lands him into all sorts of scrapes. In this story, an expanded version of Collodi's original tale, we see him lose his tail to an ancient crocodile, end up as a valet to a young master, fall into the hands of flying bandits and become emperor of a tribe of apes. Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and preserving all of Collodi's trademark wit and linguistic crispness, will delight and enthral a new generation of children.
Les tribulations de Pinocchio, pantin taille dans une buche, fascinent les lecteurs du monde entier, jeunes ou moins jeunes, depuis plus d'un siecle deja. Repondant a la commande du Giornale per bambini, Carlo Collodi se lance dans l'ecriture d'un recit qui parait en episodes de juillet 1881 a janvier 1883. Depuis, de nombreux illustrateurs ont prete leur talent a ce conte. Nous presentons ici une version integrale du texte, abondamment illustree par Jean-Francois Dumont, qui a su habilement croquer cette incontournable marionnette, et lui donner vie, dans le pays de Cocagne.
The lonely woodcarver Geppetto carves himself a sona mischievous puppet he names Pinocchio who learns that he can become a real boy by doing good deeds.
When a woodcarver named Geppetto makes a puppet out of magical wood, the puppet starts to talk and move. Geppetto names his new son Pinocchio. However, Pinocchio is not well-behaved; he runs away, lies, and gets into all sorts of mischief. Through it all, Geppetto, the Talking Cricket, and the Fairy with Turquoise Hair try their best to keep the young troublemaker in line. In the end, it's up to Pinocchio himself to prove that he is responsible and kind enough to become a real boy. This famous Italian children's story by Carlo Collodi was first serialized in 1881-1882 and published as a book in 1883. This is an unabridged version taken from a 1916 English language edition, with illustrations by Alice Carsey.
The beloved story of a puppet who longs to be a boyand whose nose grows with every lie he tells When the poor woodcarver Geppetto builds a lifelike puppet, he doesn't expect it to become a willful creature who talks back, dances, and generally misbehaves. Determined to have great adventures, Pinocchio runs away. Out in the big world, he makes many animal friendsand enemiesincluding a cat, a fox, a fire-eater, a giant dog-fish, and sea monsters. He is thrown in jail, stranded on an island of bees, in danger of being fried like a fish, and turned into a donkey. And every time he tells a lie, his nose grows longer. But he wants more than anything to be a real boy. The classic tale of the rebellious marionette who discovers what it means to be human continues to delight young readers across the world. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Out of a magical, talking piece of wood, the lonely woodcarver Geppetto carves himself a sona mischievous puppet he names Pinocchio. Ignorant of right and wrong, Pinocchio runs away from Geppetto, and embarks on a series of increasingly fantastic misadventures, until he learns that he can become a real boy by doing good deeds.The Adventures of Pinocchio is a classic childrens story and has been adapted many times since it was originally published in 1883, including the animated classic, a 2002 live-action film starring Breckin Meyer and Glenn Close, and served as inspiration for Steven Spielbergs 2001 film A. I. Artificial Intelligence.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
This quintessentially Indian version of a much loved children's classic features art from the Patua scroll tradition of Bengal, India. Carlo Collodi's original Italian text centres on a marionette who escapes his wooden fate and has many adventures, including a stint at sea in the stomach of a shark. This Indian version is abridged from Carol Della Chiesa's well-known English translation, and illustrated by award-winning scroll painting Swarna Chitrakar.
Pinokkio, a fababu, mindnyajunk kedves ismerose, Ronay Gyorgy kituno atdolgozasa nyoman ujra elenk lep. A mesere vagyo gyerekolvaso es a regi emlekeit felelevenito felnott egyarant elvezheti a klasszikus tortenetet. Elszorakozhat rajta, hogyan kel eletre a fahasabbol Pinokkio, micsoda furcsa es tanulsagos kalandokon esik at a maga felelotlen esze jarasaval, s vegul sajat karan tanulva, megokosodva es megemberiesedve, hogyan valik valodi emberre. Bar honfitarsai a legolaszabb regenyhosnek tarjak, valojaban a leheto legegyetemesebb figura, minden ifju lelekben benne rejlo kope. A hol kacagtato, hol reszvetet kelto, de mindvegig izgalmas tortenet nemhiaba egyik legkedvesebb olvasmanya a gyerekeknek szerte az egesz vilagon.
Die kleine Holzpuppe Pinocchio hat nur einen Wunsch: ein richtiger Junge zu werden!Doch Pinocchio hat nur Unfug im Kopf. Blauugig stolpert er von einem spannenden Abenteuer ins nchste und fllt dabei mehr als nur einmal auf seine lange Nase. Denn erst wenn er gelernt hat, dass sich Lgen, Faulheit und Ungehorsam nicht auszahlen, kann sein Wunsch in Erfllung gehen.
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.
Carlo Collodi's wonderful tale of the little wooden boy Pinocchio has delighted readers young and old across the world for over 120 years. A classic children's fairytale with a timeless moral message.
Everyone knows Pinocchio, the walking, talking wooden puppet carved from a table leg. Pinocchio, an endearing scamp, is always getting himself into trouble. But it isn't the sort of trouble most kids get into. Skiving off school, he is kidnapped by a puppeteer, robbed by a Cat and Fox, and persuaded to visit an earthly paradise where naughty children have perpetual fun - and turn into donkeys. Sold to a circus, then to a man who tries to drown him for his donkey-skin, he miraculously turns back into a puppet and goes in search of his 'father' (whom he must rescue from the belly of a giant dogfish ...). Throughout these manic adventures he is haunted by the ghost of a Talking Cricket he has crushed to death for giving good advice, and watched over by his personal guardian fairy. All the while, Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy. Told with wit and humour, his story is also a moral fable about making the right choices, and what it is to be a loving human being. Pinocchio is an astonishing work of fantasy which has been toned down and sentimentalized over the years, not least by the Walt Disney film. Everyman returns to a beautifully illustrated early translation of 1916 which captures the vivid inventiveness of Collodi's original.
This edition of The Adventures of Pinocchio has been reproduced from the 1901 version with the late Victorian pen and Ink Illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. Some of the pages have been redesigned, some drawings enlarged yet Chiostri's spirit still pervades the book. Everything is there as before, the familiar profile of Pinocchio, his paper clothes, his bread hat and his friends - good and bad - Gepetto, Master Cherry, the Cat and the Fox, the Carabineers, the Green Fisherman, Fire Eater, the Blue Fairy and many others. This early edition is written and illustrated for older children, teenagers and would be of interest to adults.
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 re-read. The classics have never looked so good! 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.
Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he is created. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio's amazing journey as he learns - the hard way - what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human.With Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of these timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favourite.
This magical series of fairy tales brings together well-loved, traditional favorites in one beautiful collection. This beautifully illustrated and beloved tale of the little wooden puppet who longed to be a 'real boy' will enchant a whole new generation.
During the 1970s, the collabourative art of twin brothers Greg and Tim Hildebrandt captivated a generation with vivid depictions of characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Today, both are acclaimed fantasy and comic book illustrators, and Greg Hildebrandt has turned his focus to children's books. His gorgeous images bring to life the story of Pinocchio, the marionette who longs to be a real boy. This new illustrated classic edition is closely adapted from the most widely accepted translation of the enchanting folk tale by the 19th-century Italian journalist Carlo Collodi, first published in 1883.
Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come true.Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks. As he discovers, being bad is much more fun than being good. For a while, anyway.Happily for Pinocchio, he will learn that there is much more to being a real boy than having fun.And that's no lie!At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi is a much-loved family favourite. The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire. With an introduction by bestselling author John Boyne, and including child-friendly endnotes.
Translated by Mary Alice Murray. The story of the walking and talking puppet Pinocchio is one of the best-loved children's tales of all time. Carved by old Gepetto, Pinocchio has an enormous nose which grows even longer whenever he tells a lie. Pinocchio is such a scamp that he gets into all sorts of mischief. He runs away to join a puppet show, he teams up with a rascally fox and wily cat, and plays truant from school which has dreadful consequences. Eventually the conscience of a talking cricket and Pinocchio's guardian fairy restore him to good behaviour, obedience and care for others.