In a little town somewhere in Italy lived a friendly old carpenter called Geppetto. And this is the story of that good man and his son - Pinocchio. Now in the town all the girls and boys knew that old Geppetto had a way with toys. With his clever hands he made wonderful things like dolls and trains and birds with wings, for the people who know how to make the best toys are the ones who really love you girls and boys. But Geppetto himself had no children of his own and it made him feel sad that he lived alone.
The publisher has timed this unabridged edition of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, illus. by Gris Grimly, to hit bookstores just before Roberto Benigni's (Life Is Beautiful) feature film based on the book. Grimly applies the same off-kilter, skewed perspectives that made his Monster Museum so memorable; in his pen-and-inks, Pinocchio resembles a wooden bird with his round belly, twig-like legs, beaky nose and bead-like eyes. A scene of Candlewick and Pinocchio changing into donkeys will likely raise goosebumps.
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Deserving of its title “A Classic”
Pinocchio is story about what it means to be loving when it’s so easy to be thoughtless and rude.
This story is for children to learn from and adults to be reminded by. Children to learn how to be honest and hardworking. And adults to remember the childlike joy that comes from striving still, through thick and thin, to be honest and hardworking.
Beautifully but simply written, this is a quick yet wonderfully awe inspiring read.
A book that only by experiencing, so you understand why it’s stood the test of time.
I Thank it’s late author Carlo Collodi for giving us such wonderfully crafted story, that is art.
And I implore myself and others to take the advice that Pinocchio gives and live a life worth lived.
Illustrations are unnecessary
A great story from start to finish. All children should be read this tale.
Most of us are familiar with the children's movie produced by Disney, but many are unfamiliar with its origin. It has an intriguing plot and fascinating characters. This is an excellent read.