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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!
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.
|Publication date:||7th December 2009|
|Author:||Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Carlo Collodi:As a ChildCarlo 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 adultAt 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 ...More About Carlo Collodi, Sara Fanelli
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