Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
The Story of a Puppet

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Winner of the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for Juvenile/Young Adult fiction (presented at BookExpo America), this hard cover edition signifies a modern link to the Pinocchio tradition with a complete and unabridged,newly revised text based on a translation by Carol della Chiesa. The artwork meets the finest standards in book production, and reclaims this time-honored story for children and adults alike.It features more than one hundred extraordinary illustrations in color, and black and white, distinguished by their museum quality. A modern classic for all ages, beautifully illustrated,printed on acid free paper, and bound in Italy. Worthy of collector status and suitable for libraries,schools, and homes.

 

About Carlo Collodi

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Carlo Collodi was born Carlo Lorenzini in Florence. He joined a seminary as a young man, but Collodi found politics more interesting, as the movement for Italian national unification spread. At the age of 22, he became a journalist to work for the Italian independence struggle. In 1848 he founded the satirical journal Il Lampione, which was suppressed in 1849. His next periodical, La Scaramuccia, was more fortunate, and in 1860 he revived Il Lampione again. Collodi also wrote comedies and edited newspapers and reviews. He took the pseudonym 'Collodi' from the name of the town, where his mother was born and where he spent time as a boy. In 1861, when Italy became a united nation, Collodi gave up journalism. After 1870 he settled down as a theatrical censor and magazine editor. He turned soon to children's fantasy, translating Italian versions of the fairy tales of the French writer Charles Perrault's. Collodi also began to write his own children's stories, including a series about a character named Giannettino. The first chapter of Pinocchio appeared in the Giornale dei bambini in 1881, and became an immediate success, Collodi died in Florence on October 26, 1890.
 
Published February 18, 2002 by Simply Read Books. 160 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Iassen Ghiuselev brings the famous puppet-turned-boy to life in Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, trans. by Carol della Chiesa. His b&w drawings possess the detail and craftsmanship of woodcuts, his paint

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Iassen Ghiuselev brings the famous puppet-turned-boy to life in Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, trans. by Carol della Chiesa. His b&w drawings possess the detail and craftsmanship of woodcuts, his paint

Feb 18 2002 | Read Full Review of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet