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5.0 out of 5 stars Still A Classic, 20 Dec 2010
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M. Dowden (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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When Carlo Colldi (the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini) wrote this little did he know that his fairy tale would be still read all over the world and enjoyed by millions, appearing in cartoons and films as well as the original story for all this length of time. I must admit that I have never seen Pinocchio (2 Disc Platinum Edition) [DVD] [1940], I have only ever read the book. So seeing this title was available for the kindle, and not have reading it in I don't know how many years, I decided it was high time I read it again.

Who doesn't know the basic story of Pinocchio? But - have you ever read the original either to yourself, or to your children? Pinocchio gets into lots of high jinks after he is first made, but ultimately his heart is in the right place. But only with putting childish things behind him, accpeting duty and getting on in life can he progress. This is a great tale for children, but it is also still as great to read as an adult. Filled with animals that can talk, other puppets like Pinocchio, and a fairy, there is just so much to take in. So why not treat yourself and read a nice little magical fantasy filled with humour and adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real story, 20 Feb 2011
This is a review for the free Kindle edition.

Read it! Collodi's original story is light years away from the saccharine, bowlderised Disney version. For example, Disney makes the talking cricket into a funny little man who sings schmaltzy songs like 'When You Wish Upon a Star'.

The book is a lot tougher. Pinocchio kills the cricket in Chapter 4, it then reappears as a ghost and appears again at the end of the story.

The original is dark and dangerous throughout. The moralising is laid on a wee bit thick, but the story swoops and weaves with the most amazing plot (much of which is missing from Disney).

The formatting of the free version leaves a bit to be desired, but the story is so strong it doesn't matter. And for the price who can complain?

A classic. Brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars childhood memories, 15 Jun 2014
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of course everybody knows the story and how it ends, but it was a pleasure to re-read after all those years. Some things I forgot but most adventures in the book I recalled immediately after 25 years
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic tales, 20 July 2013
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I've bought a selection of these books to either read to my grandchildren, or, be read to off my grandchildren, depending on their age. I have given it 5 stars & I do highly recommend them got the following reasons. Value for money, at 1.99 it's less than half the price of some comics that don't last long, the packaging & delivery was fantastic, the children love the stories & last but not least, I am enjoying reading them
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5.0 out of 5 stars carlo collodi, 2 Feb 2013
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Jane (bristol, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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very pleased with this item, and the fast delivery of this item it was better than i thought.
thanks verymuch
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Delivery, 7 Feb 2010
Very quick delivery... was in time for my daughter's birthday. I got these books as return gift.
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