Pinocchio

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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LoveReading View on Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo has created a fresh version of the classic story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet with a terrible habit of telling lies who comes alive and has some incredible adventures. Here, Pinocchio tells his own story which, in his own words, he describes as ‘a  roller coaster of danger and disaster, mistakes and misery, hope and happiness”.  And this is not one of Pinocchio’s lies! Bouncing from one adventure to another Pinocchio certainly tells a story that more than lives up to his description of it! Emma Chichester Clarke’s illustrations breathe vibrant live into the lively hero and the wonderful cast of friends he meets long the way.

Pinocchio Synopsis

The perfect gift for younger children, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through Michael Morpurgo, master storyteller and award-winning author of War Horse.

Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is that I'm more than just bits of wood and string. I'm me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story...

So begins this stunningly beautiful interpretation of the classic story, now abridged for reading together with younger children. Michael Morpurgo channels Pinocchio's words to tell the famous puppet's story in his own inimitable, cheeky and always funny way. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full colour by the acclaimed Emma Chichester Clark, this is a must-have gift for all book lovers, and an utterly charming and surprising picture-book adaptation of a much-loved tale.

Pinocchio Press Reviews

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO

As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope. - Amanda Craig, The Times

Passionate and touching - Julia Eccleshare

Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events. - The Observer Review

Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects. - The Telegraph

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780007588497
Publication date: 25th September 2014
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Michael Morpurgo

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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