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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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Pinocchio (1883)

by Carlo Collodi, Robert Byrd (Illustrator), Tony Sarg (Illustrator)

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  glsottawa | Apr 4, 2018 |
I really enjoyed reading this to my daughter, it was the first time for both of us. Yes, there is a talking cricket, but thankfully his name is not Jiminy. The Blue Fairy has a very prominent role in the original story, she is whimsical, complex character.

This edition, in particular, is utterly enchanting. The illustrations by Italian illustrator Roberto Innocenti are beautiful.

I personally believe that children should not only be exposed to sugar-coated stories, so we always aim to read fairy tales in their original form. Pinocchio was no exception, and this was a delightful read. ( )
  abergsman | Mar 20, 2018 |
Il valore educativo della storia originale di Lorenzini potrebbe benissimo esserci. Peccato che al giorno d'oggi la versione piu' conosciuta sia l'americanizzazione della Disney, totalmente opposta a tutti i propositi che l'autore poteva aver avuto nello scrivere il romanzo, e ha solo contribuito a diffondere la piu' negativa mentalita' statunitense, difficile ormai da eliminare in quanto assorbita proprio durante l'infanzia come "perfetto" stile di vita. Se al contrario i bambini avessero letto questo romanzo, con ogni probabilita' la situazione sarebbe un po' diversa. ( )
  Mlvtrglvn | Jan 5, 2018 |
As everyone knows, Pinocchio is a Liar who is penalized (or possibly rewarded in length of nose) every time he lies, very like the current US President, whose silk tie grows longer with every lie.
Here's another, my second comparison to our President Pinocchio, Liar-in-Chief. The carpenter who fashioned Pinocchio, Gepetto, forgot to give him ears; nor does the President listen to anyone.
Comparison three: neither the President nor Pinocchio reads, but Pinocchio sacrifices to purchase an Abecedario in order to learn to read. And in fact, Pinocchio admires books, later becomes the best student in his class, so good that he will be turned into a real human boy in one day, but a friend leads him away to where there are no books or schools, and Pinocchio and his friend first grow donkey's ears, and eventually get all grey skins, asses. Pinocchio becomes a donkey in a circus.(Ch.11)
Comparison four: both Pin and Prez are puppets, who have torn away from their puppeteers, Gepetto and Putin. Or maybe only Pinocchio has left his puppeteer.
Comparison five: at one point, Pinocchio limps, and of course the Trumpster has trouble with steps, tries grabbing his wife's hand, who doesn't want to support a 300 lb man going down steps.
For comparison six, see my penulitimate paragraph below.
The first carpenter who started carving the wood into the puppet was called Maestro Ciliegia/ Cherry because his nose was red as one. As in Dr Seuss, several characters share nasal distinctions.
Pinocchio is convinced to bury his five pieces of gold into the Campo dei miracoli, to result in thousands the next day according to a Limping Wolf and a Blind Cat (both faked, though later in the story they become what they faked). When he tries to dig up his treasure, thieves approach and he runs and runs. Several references to thieves, "ceffi" or "ladri."
Towards the end Pinocchio turns back from an over-worked donkey to himself, when he swims in the sea and is swallowed by a (whale?) shark, where he finds his Gepetto, old and frail. He escapes with his babbo, who cannot swim, and carries him on his back to shore.
When he needs money in Ch 9 (2/3 the way through), he doesn't dare ask for charity, because his Dad Gepetto always said only two kinds of people have the right to beg charity: "i vecchi e i malatti," the old and the sick (p. 61, Aschehoug, 1972). So Collodi in the 19C moralizes directly, didactically.
His book ends with Pinocchio turning from a wooden puppet into a real boy, and his babbo is healed, through Pinocchio's reform: Babbo tells him, "When bad boys become good, they give an entirely new and joyful aspect to their house, their entire family." (p.96) Would that the Prez had learned this from his Dad.
I recall thinking it has fairly small vocabulary, but it's much longer than Seuss. Theodor Seuss Geisel lived in my hometown of Springfield, MA, on Mulberry St, and set a goal of books with 225-240 different words. Turns out, Easy Reader (Mondadori) edition sorts Pinocchio under 1200 word vocabulary as Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini) wrote it. ( )
  AlanWPowers | Dec 26, 2017 |
Pinocchio, fairy tales, bedtime stories ( )
  jzdro | Mar 6, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Collodi, Carloprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byrd, RobertIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarg, TonyIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker-Smith, GrahameIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartezzaghi, StefanoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boyne, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brock, GeoffreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvino, ItaloAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cassinelli, AttilioCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chiostri, CarloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Curreri, LucianoAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eco, UmbertoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edens, CooperCompilersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Folkard, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frezzato, MassimilianoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ghiuselev, IassenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grimly, GrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harden, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horváth, JózsefTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Innocenti, RobertoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jervis, GiovanniForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kredel, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lenski, LoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MarajaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mazzanti, EnricoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, Mary AliceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newell, L. N.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seiden, ArtIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, May M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tassinari, G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
West, RebeccaAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'A King!' my young readers will instantly exclaim.

No, children, that's where you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.
There once was a piece of wood, lying in the carpenter shop of Master Antonio. Master Antonio decided to make a table leg out of the wood, but to his surprise, when he struck it, the wood cried out. (The Adventures of Pinocchio 2003, illustrated by: Greg Hildebrandt)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014036708X, Paperback)

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.

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-Presents the adventures of Pinocchio, a mischievous wooden puppet, who wants more than anything else to become a real boy.

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