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Written by Carlo Collodi
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763647315
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author: Carlo Collodi
illustrator: Sara Fanelli
translator: Emma Rose

series name:
Candlewick Illustrated Classics

To be a real boy — that is the heart's desire of the little wooden puppet carved by the old and sprightly Geppeto. Naughty, mischevious, and bold, Pinocchio sets off on adventures and gets into trouble — but to achieve his desire, he will have to face many challenges and learn some very important lessons. Emma Rose's superb translation is matched by Fanelli's playful illustrations in this unique edition of Carlo Collodi's 1883 classic.

Idiosyncratic inventive multimedia collages by the acclaimed Sara Fanelli and a clever, authentic translation make an absolutely arresting edition of Collodi’s classic, picaresque tale.
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Illustrated Classics / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
192 / 7 1/16" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Classics; Legends, Myths, Fables; Legends, Myths, Fables; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
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.
illustrator’s comments:
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.
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