Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

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Idiosyncratic collages by the acclaimed Sara Fanelli and a clever, authentic translation make this slipcased PINOCCHIO a must-have for collectors of all ages.

Combine Carlo Collodi’s tale of an outrageously naughty wooden boy with the quirky collage work of Sara Fanelli, and you have a striking, beautifully designed edition that captures the ironic and darkly humorous tone of the original text. This authentic unabridged translation by Emma Rose revisits the mischievous Pinocchio, the long-suffering Geppetto, and the ill-fated cricket in a graceful, witty retelling that bears little resemblance to the popularized Disney version. Sara Fanelli’s inventive multimedia illustrations are absolutely arresting, and make a perfect match for Collodi’s classic, picaresque tale.
 

About Carlo Collodi

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Carlo Collodi was the pen name of Italian journalist and author Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890). PINOCCHIO was Collodi’s first fiction for children (though he had translated fairy tales before), and it first appeared as a serialization in an Italian newspaper. The Pinocchio adventures were finally collected together in book form in 1883, just seven years before Collodi’s death. The book was an instant success. Sara Fanelli is one of the world’s most distinctive picture book creators. Born and raised in Florence, Italy, she now lives in London but often travels between the two cities. Sara Fanelli is the author-illustrator of MYTHOLOGICAL MONSTERS OF ANCIENT GREECE and the picture book DEAR DIARY, which received an Honorable Mention from the 2001 Bologna Ragazzi Award Jury.
 
Published October 27, 2003 by Candlewick. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. 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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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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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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Fanelli (First Flight ) provides abstract illustrations for a deluxe edition of Collodi's cautionary tale. Distilled into pithy chapters by translator Rose, t

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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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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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Fanelli (First Flight ) provides abstract illustrations for a deluxe edition of Collodi's cautionary tale. Distilled into pithy chapters by translator Rose, t

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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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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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