The Adventures of Pinocchio. An Illustrated Story of a Puppet for Kids by Carlo Collodi
(Excellent Picture Book for Bedtime & Young Readers)

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‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ belongs to the definitive list of Children's Classics and is rightfully catalogued as a required reading for boys and girls. It is an exceptionally imaginative story with a beautiful moral lesson.

This is a very engaging story which tells the adventures of a wooden puppet, whose dream is to become a real boy. Small readers will identify themselves with the hero of the fairy tale — together with him, they will go to school, to a puppet theatre, become victims of a crafty fox and cat, will set off in search of his father Geppetto, will love a good blue haired fairy, will run away to the Land of Toys, will perform in the circus, be swallowed by a shark and happily survive many other exciting adventures. With Pinocchio, little readers will understand that with a good heart and perseverance, our wildest desires can be fulfilled.

This new adaptation of Carlo Collodi's universally loved tale retains its original beauty and lively language, yet is tailored for a contemporary audience. This edition is suitable for young readers themselves or to be read aloud as a bedtime story.
Join Pinocchio on his adventures — it is a journey not to be missed!
The new adaptation of 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' can be read even to 4-year-old children and it’s also suitable for 5 to 6-year-olds who are just starting to read on their own.

About Carlo Collodi

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Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. A volunteer in the Tuscan army during the 1848 and 1860 Italian wars of independence, Collodi founded a satirical weekly, Il Lampione-which was suppressed for a time by the Grand Duke of Tuscany-and became known as the author of novels, plays, and political sketches. His translation from the French of Charles Perrault's fairy tales came out in 1876, and in 1881 his Storia di un burratino (Story of a Puppet) was published in installments in the Giornale per i bambini, appearing two years later in book form as The Adventures of Pinocchio. Collodi, whose writings include several readers for schoolchildren, died in 1890, unaware of the vast international success that his creation Pinocchio would eventually enjoy. Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In addition to his own prizewinning titles, he has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess and Gianni Rodari. Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of numerous works of fiction, literary criticism, and philosophy. His most recent books are On Ugliness and the novel The Prague Cemetery. Geoffrey Brock is the author of the award-wining poetry collection Weighing Light; the translator of books by Cesare Pavese, Roberto Calasso, and Umberto Eco; and the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry. He is currently on the faculty of the Programs in Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Fulvio Testa is an internationally acclaimed painter as well as an author and illustrator of numerous children's books including The Endless Journey, Too Much Garbage, A Long Trip to Z, and The Visit. He lives and works in New York City and Verona, Italy.
Published January 24, 2013 by Tom eMusic. 108 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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