Pinocchio by Lane Smith
The Boy

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Everyone in town knows Pinocchio, the puppet, but what about Pinocchio, the boy? From Lane Smith comes the story of what happens to Pinocchio on the very first day after his wish to be a real boy comes true. But there's one problem: Pinocchio was asleep at the time and he doesn't realize that he's now a boy! No one else in town recognizes him, either-not his talking cricket, not the audience in the puppet theater, and not even his father, Geppetto. Set in a town that's a winter wonderland, this stunningly illustrated sequel to a classic tale will appeal to children and adults alike.
 

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Lane Smith is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and the author/illustrator of The Happy Hocky Family!
 
Published September 16, 2002 by Viking Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Scattering snowflakes across postmodern pagescapes defined by computer-assisted collages of fragmentary printed matter, towering architecture, and kaleidoscopic arrays of geometric forms, Smith follows his sadly confused ex-puppet on a trek through densely urban “Collodi,” where he’s pushed out b...

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Consummate jester Smith (Baloney [Henry P.]) revisits the classic tale of a misbehaving puppet, and needless to say, this ain't 19th-century Italy. Smith summ

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In addition to providing a sumptuous visual presentation of the events, Smith's artwork places the adventures in an edgy modern space of steep angles and flat geometric planes, chockablock with shop signs, laser-sharp beams of light and cascading snowflakes and polka-dots.

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Consummate jester Smith (Baloney [Henry P.]) revisits the classic tale of a misbehaving puppet, and needless to say, this ain't 19th-century Italy. Smith summ

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