Pinocchio (Complete with Color Illustrations)

Pinocchio (Complete with Color Illustrations)

by Carlo Collodi
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Pinocchio (Complete with Color Illustrations) by Carlo Collodi

This version of Pinocchio is a rare edition complete with 13 color illustrations and 34 line illustrations.

The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Florence. The first half was originally a serial between 1881 and 1883, and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art, such as Disney's 1940 animated movie of the same name, and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long nose.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014908801
Publisher: Balefire Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 – October 26, 1890), better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi, was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

During the Wars of Independence in 1848 and 1860 Collodi served as a volunteer with the Tuscan army. His active interest in political matters may be seen in his earliest literary works as well as in the founding of the satirical newspaper Il Lampione. This newspaper was censored by order of the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1849 but re-emerged in May 1860.

Lorenzini had won fame as early as 1856 with his novel In vapore and had also begun intense activity on other political newspapers such as Il Fanfulla; at the same time he was employed by the Censorship Commission for the Theatre. During this period he composed various satirical sketches and stories, including Macchiette (1880), Occhi e nasi (1881), and Storie allegre (1887).

In 1875, he entered the domain of children's literature with Racconti delle fate, a translation of French fairy tales by Perrault. In 1876 Lorenzini wrote Giannettino (inspired by Alessandro Luigi Parravicini's Giannetto), the Minuzzolo, and Il viaggio per l'Italia di Giannettino, a series which explored the re-unification of Italy through the ironic thoughts and actions of the character Giannettino.

Lorenzini became fascinated by the idea of using an amiable, rascally character as a means of expressing his own convictions through allegory. In 1880 he began writing Storia di un burattino ("The story of a marionette"), also called Le avventure di Pinocchio, which was published weekly in Il Giornale dei Bambini (the first Italian newspaper for children).

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hummingbird More than 1 year ago
I took turns reading pages with my 7 year old granddaughter. The vocabulary was challenging and the lessons the story taught about having a good work ethic, being self-motivated, and telling the truth were really well done. This version isn't the Disney version. It teaches in depth lessons and has good questions at the end of the book to reinforce values. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the story and more importantly my granddaughter really enjoyed the book.
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Suggest sample chapter first or borrow
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Perfactally fun and adventures make you laugh sometimes.
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I thought there was only a movie incredible.the thing is i love disney so this is awsome i have never seen a disney book before movies great books awsooooome :()
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Wow i saw peoples comments and it left me thinking "is this story really that bad " please if the autor read these comments he or she would be very sad so please if yu have nothing nice to post dont post anything and thank yu for yout time
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Janae819 More than 1 year ago
It's okay. i had no idea the book is so different from the movie.
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