Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
A Classic Illustrated Edition

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A timeless tale of adventure, heart, mischief, and family, Pinocchio is one of the most renowned childrens books of all time. Since its publication in 1881, there have been countless editions. Unlike those editions, most of which feature the work of a single artist, this Classic Illustrated Edition brings together Carlo Collodis original story and a wondrous collection of images by different illustrators from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This extraordinary gallery includes the work of Enrico Mazzanti, Carlo Chiostri, Attilio Mussino, Frederick Richarson and Charles Folkard, making Pinocchios fantastic encounters and tender moments a truly magical trip that will appeal to book lovers and collectors of all ages.
 

About Carlo Collodi

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Cooper Edens is an author and illustrator who lives in Seattle, Washington. His other books include The Night Before Christmas (0-8118-1712-1), The Glorious Christmas Songbook (0-8118-2204-4), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (0-8118-2274-5), all published by Chronicle Books.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Chronicle Books. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Reminiscent of his colorful cut-paper collage in Seven Blind Mice (1993), the array of characters and images cleverly reflect a stage production, complete with double-page spreads that act as scenery backdrops.

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Translator Brock gives readers Collodi's Pinocchio: a lazy troublemaker, self-centered and distractible, who remains a wooden puppet right up until the end of his adventures.

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These culminate in a final change into a flesh-and-blood boy with help from a fingertip “paintbrush.” Quick and responsive touch- or tilt-activated features range from controllable marionettes, Pinocchio’s tattletale nose and Fire-Eater’s explosive sneeze to a movable candle that illuminates both...

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As he did with Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, vintage picture book collector Cooper Edens here selects an assortment of early 20th-century artwork to pay homage to Carlo Collodi's

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“[T]hough written in the nineteenth century, the original Pinocchio remains as readable as if it had been written in the twenty-first, so limpid and simple is its prose,” writes Italian author Umberto Eco in the introduction to Collodi’s classic story of transformation.

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Iassen Ghiuselev brings the famous puppet-turned-boy to life in Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, trans.

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Young (Seven Blind Mice) views the story theatrically, in an author's note emphasizing the influence of the commedia dell'arte, and dividing the story itself into ""scenes."" But other than this structural tinkering, Young stays true to the plot, deviating from the original only to smooth out the...

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The publisher has timed this unabridged edition of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, illus.

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As he did with Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, vintage picture book collector Cooper Edens here selects an assortment of early 20th-century artwork to pay homage to Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio.

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As he did with Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, vintage picture book collector Cooper Edens here selects an assortment of early 20th-century artwork to pay homage to Carlo Collodi's

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The Bookbag

Consider Pinocchio – I've reviewed a very adult graphic novel version that's definitely not for the faint-hearted, I've even performed in a stage version – but never read the original.

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London Review of Books

If you only know the Disney film, it comes as a shock to read the original story of Pinocchio and discover that the Talking Cricket is killed by Pinocchio at their very first meeting.

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Oprah.com

Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, first published serially in Italy from 1881 to 1883, is short on Disneyesque sentimentality (there is a talking cricket, but Pinocchio squashes him), long on satire and farce.

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The New York Review of Books

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original.

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The New York Review of Books

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original.

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Alternative Magazine Online

Although Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer is by no means inaccessible to younger readers – teenagers will no doubt love it – I was initially unsure whether such a stark shift in tone from the mainstream perception of the character would clash with the relatively innocent, central image of a small wooden...

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It takes a talented artist to move a story forward, but Winshluss defies expectations, as his art is the entire story.

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