- Publisher: Classic Press; First Thus edition (1968)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0460056867
- ISBN-13: 978-0460056861
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.1 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,178,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pinocchio Hardcover – 1968
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
A great read, despite the voice of the narrator not being quite what we expect nowadays, I am always up for reading the original version of stories, just to see how it has been re-written by Disney for a very different audience.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Christmas present for my grandchildren who say they like the storyPublished 5 months ago by Mrs. K. Haddock
This was bought as a gift and sent overseas, I am told the kids loved it.Published 9 months ago by N F