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Pinocchio Hardcover – 3 Nov 1988


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  • Hardcover: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd; 1st thus edition (3 Nov 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224025236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224025232
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 22.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,176,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carlo Lorenzini, also known as Carlo Collodi (1826 - 1890), was an Italian writer bornin Florence. He is best known forIn vapore (1856) and Le avventure di Pinocchio (1883). Collodivolunteered in the armyand contributedsatirical sketches, stories, and articles to various newspapers. His works include Macchiette (1880), Occhi e nasi (1881), and Storie allegre (1887). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mike of brockley on 11 Dec 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this for my 6 year old and we have now read it several times together. He loves it. It is strange, mysterious, funny, incredible, fantastic. This is the original story and is far more than a kids story, it is a great work of literature reaching beyond the storyline to comment and observe on life. The illustrations are wonderful, brilliantly capturing the feel of the writing, amply rewarding the young readers attention and providing incredible moments of wonder in the story. My son has favorite pictures that he can't wait to peep at, especially the great shark! Also I can't believe the price this is currently available for - snap it up at once. This is going to be on our bookshelves forever and be a fond memory for my children. It is so much more than the all those slim expensive picture books for children that fill the shelves and do not compare with the enjoyable but sanitised disney version.
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Format: Paperback
Nice to read the original version of the well-known classic. (don't think that you know the story just because you've seen the Disney film!)
Useful notes throughout to enhance the text, and information about the author in the foreword/introduction pages.
Suitable as a bed time story to be read to young children, or for older children/young teens.
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By A.M on 24 Sep 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Absolutely loved this children's book. It is nothing like the Disney version most people have seen. It has deeper plot elements about 19th century Italy, particularly the working class, education and politics. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have read it a couple of times. I needed it for university, and wrote two essays on it because it was one of the most enjoyable texts I was set.
I would definitely recommend this to friends. It's great for any age.
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Format: Card Book
The italian fairy tale which has become a world famous classic for children. No more words need to be said.
What I liked most of this edition are the very nice illustrations, somehow it felt like reading a book of Charles Dickens...
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Format: Hardcover
This stunning tale is one that brings back memories of childhood and time past, where the consequences of ones actions and the rewards of selflessness are brought to light most effectively. This is the French fairytale that I read first, the book that was handed down to me from my Grandparents and given as a gift to them by a family friend; the illustrator Charles Mozley- who knew my Grandparents intimately. The personal description from (as my mother called him `Uncle Charles') was touching, and the stunning hand drawn illustrations, add that real special element that makes this book so unique.

*unlike the first edition that is listed on Amazon, the copy that I own is the first one made and hand-illustrated by the artist before being put into print*

The tale is about love, friendship, loyalty and honesty and which certainly is memorable as to remain with you throughout childhood and into adulthood with its clear message. Heartwarming, affecting and so powerful this emotive narrative will have you in tears, as you experience such a rollercoaster of events within this compelling read. The love between flesh and blood, father and son is quite remarkable and like most family's it is something that can never be quite equaled to. Nor is the value of knowing right from wrong and understanding the importance of selflessness, thoughtfulness and how in life one should put others first. At times this book I found scary as a young child (around 5 yrs old when my mother first read it to me at bedtime), especially when the young boys who were corrupted were transformed into Donkey's! It is a journey of a lifetime, a character-driven tale with some distinctive characters (i.e.
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