- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Classics (1 May 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594569304
- ISBN-13: 978-1594569302
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,689,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Adventures of Pinocchio Paperback – 1 May 2009
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"Pinocchio was not just a puppet creation, but a symbol of a newly unified Italian nation." "Guardian"" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A charmingly illustrated edition of this timeless children's fairy tale --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
But have you read the Original Pinocchio? Most people do not know that there are two versions of Pinocchio. One is the simplified version that Disney has given us, the version most people are familiar with. The other is The Real Thing, The Original. Along-side The Real Thing, the simplified Disney version is like Pinocchio the puppet - charming, but wooden and simple. The Real Thing, however, is like Pinocchio the real boy - charming, and full of life. This edition by Carlo Collodi is that Real Thing.
Although story of Pinocchio is a tale known to nearly every speaking child, it was first written in Italian. Written by Carlo Lorenzini under the pseudonym Carlo Collodi, it dates back to 1883, when it was serialized in a newspaper and then published as a book with huge success. The 1892 English version was equally well received, but it was the 1940 Walt Disney cartoon that gave Pinocchio the legendary status it enjoys today. Only one problem: Disney took short cuts. Collodi's original story has a richness and charm unmatched by Disney. Collodi's Pinocchio is not about a loveable puppet, but about a bratty puppet who needs to learn an important moral lesson about responsibility. And it resonates with slapstick humour that even Disney cannot equal.
Take the first paragraph: "There was once upon a time ... A king!Read more ›
*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.Read more ›
I would definitely recommend this to friends. It's great for any age.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book with amazing drawings. The only thing that I really don't like is that names have been translated. Read morePublished 6 months ago by The-Silk-Road
The book seams to be the original story of Pinocchio. the quality of the book, very good. I've rated this with 3 stars just because is a kids book I expected to have some... Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2015 by MM
A wonderful book - top quality print and beautifully illustrated. A real treat.Published on 9 May 2015 by Florence
This is a beautiful book. I purchased it for myself childhood memories and all that, it is wonderfully illustrated by Robert Ingpen a must have in my opinion. Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2014 by Firefly
great authentic drawings of the area ( its where my partner grew up) and a beautiful classic gift of the traditional story not the disneyfied onePublished on 25 July 2014 by Miss A. Corkin