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The Adventures of Pinocchio (Roberto…

The Adventures of Pinocchio (Roberto Innocenti) (original 1883; edition 2005)

by Carlo Collodi, Roberto Innocenti (Illustrator), M.A. Murray (Translator)

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I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I enjoyed the description used throughout the chapters however in the beginning of the book some details seemed too straight forward. Depending on the student's maturity level and ability to handle such concepts as death and greed this book could be tough for some readers. Although the ending is a pleasant one with Pinocchio and his father being reunited once more, the many adventures Pinocchio endures are scary at times. In addition there is a scene depicted in the text describing the burning off of Pinocchio's feet, the attempted murder of a marionette because of lack of obedience, and the trickery of the fox and cat. These scenes show some very cruel aspects of the world we live in although not many readers would pick up on this at first glance. Overall the message of this story is to follow your inner voice when deciding to do something which may be good or bad. In the end telling the truth is the best policy even if feelings get hurt. ( )
  anunez1 | Mar 5, 2015 |
I read this aloud to my girls and we all loved it! A great book with so many great lessons. :) Much better than the movie. Like usual. ;) ( )
  redhedcatie | Feb 25, 2015 |
First published in 1883, Pinocchio has earned its place as one of the most beloved fables of all time. Lavishly illustrated by talented children's book artist Gris Grimly, this delightful new edition of Pinocchio contains every word of Collodi’s original. Pinocchio is the perfect gift for children of all ages. ( )
  Tutter | Feb 23, 2015 |
I've read the Collodi novel once before when I was a teenager and I remember being put off by both by Pinocchio's arrogance and the surrealism of the world in which the marionette lives. Were it not for Roberto Innocenti's gorgeous illustrations I would have set Collodi's story aside without finishing it.

Like so many of the classics from the late 1800s, Pinocchio was serialized in Il Giornale dei Bambini (Children's Journal), starting in 1880. Each installment was a short allegory to teach children how to be independent thinkers (Wiki). Keeping in mind the method of publication and the reason behind it helps to put the disjointed nature of the chapters and the surreal world into perspective. Innocenti's illustrations then bring this world to life. ( )
  pussreboots | Jan 18, 2015 |
Enjoyable, if a little repetitive. It's hard to read it through anything other than the Disney version, but it is reasonably different--including a Pinocchio who is meaner and more problem ridden (e.g., within the first few pages he hits the cricket with a hammer), a cat/wolf that are more persistent and interesting than the Disney ones, and an even more moving ending about how Pinocchio finally becomes a boy. ( )
  nosajeel | Jun 21, 2014 |
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Carlo Collodiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horváth, JózsefTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jozefo HorvathTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marchesi, MirzaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marzanti, EnricoIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newell, L. N.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Almond, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baker-Smith, GrahameIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartezzaghi, StefanoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brock, GeoffreyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvino, ItaloAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cassinelli, AttilioCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chaffee, Allensecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chiostri, CarloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Curreri, LucianoAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eco, UmbertoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Folkard, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ghiuselev, IassenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Innocenti, RobertoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jervis, GiovanniForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lenski, LoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MarajaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mazzanti, EnricoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, Mary AliceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tassinari, G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
West, RebeccaAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time there was...

'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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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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