Pinocchio (Italian Edition)

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Fatatrac Softcover. Rizzoli Softcover. Search for all books with this author and title. Customers who bought this item also bought. Stock Image. New Paperback Quantity Available: 1. Revaluation Books Exeter, United Kingdom. Pinocchio continues on his way to Catchfools but finds that he is being pursued by two bandits, who are really the Fox and the Cat in disguise. Pinocchio arrives at the cottage of the Fairy with Turquoise Hair [2] but the two bandits catch up with him and hang him from a tree. They eventually get tired of waiting for Pinocchio to die and leave.

The Fairy knows that Pinocchio is lying because of his growing nose. The Fairy has Pinocchio brought to her house and asks three doctors, one of whom is the Ghost of the Cricket which Pinocchio killed earlier, if the puppet is dead or alive. The Ghost of the Cricket says that the puppet is alive but has been disobedient and abandoned his father.

The Fairy nurses Pinocchio back to health. When she asks him what happened to the gold coins he was given, Pinocchio lies. The Fairy informs him that she knows he is lying because his nose is growing. She eventually has to call on a thousand woodpeckers to cut the nose back down to size. The Fairy tells Pinocchio that Gepetto can come to live with them.

The puppet goes to fetch his father but meets up with the Fox and the Cat again on the way. The two tricksters remind him about the Field of Miracles near the city of Catchfools and the three set off for it again.

Le avventure di Pinocchio (Italian Edition)

Pinocchio buries the gold coins in the field and is told to come back in twenty minutes, when the coins will have grown into a tree. When Pinocchio returns, he finds that there is no tree and the coins are no longer there either. Realizing what has happened to him, Pinocchio reports the crime but is himself locked up for being foolish. The puppet is released when the Emperor of Catchfools declares an amnesty to celebrate his victory in battle.

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Pinocchio returns home to the cottage of the Fairy with Turquoise Hair but finds that the cottage is no longer there and a gravestone stands in its place. Pinocchio believes that the Fairy must have died of grief after he left and is deeply saddened. A pigeon informs Pinocchio that Gepetto is building a boat to go out in search of him.

The bird carries Pinocchio to the coast, where Pinocchio sees Gepetto in the boat. The puppet tries to swim out to the old man but is carried off by a wave and sees Gepetto being swallowed by a shark. The puppet is carried by a dolphin to the Island of Busy, where he finds that he has to work in order to get food. Pinocchio agrees to carry a jug for a woman who turns out to be the Fairy with Turquoise Hair. The Fairy tells Pinocchio that she will be his mother and that if he attends school and behaves himself, he will eventually become a real boy.

Lampwick and Pinocchio see that they both have donkeys' ears. Apart from the day on which he is tricked into not going to school and narrowly avoids being eaten by the Green Fisherman, who thinks that a puppet is a new kind of fish which he has never tried before, Pinocchio behaves well and proves himself to be an excellent student.

One day, the Fairy informs him that he will become a real boy the next day and that he can invite all of his friends to a party. When Pinocchio goes to see one of his friends, Lampwick, [3] the boy tells him that he is leaving for Toyland where nobody ever works and everybody has fun all day. Pinocchio ignores the Ghost of the Cricket's warning and takes the coach to Toyland with Lampwick. The two have fun for five months, then wake up one morning to find that they have donkeys' ears.

As a result of five months of laziness, Pinocchio and Lampwick are changed into donkeys.

The Adventures Of Pinocchio

Pinocchio is sold to a circus, where he performs tricks until he breaks his leg. The lame donkey is sold to a man who wants to drown it so that he can use its skin to make a drum. When Pinocchio is lowered into the sea on a rope, the fishes eat away his donkey skin, leaving him as a puppet again. Gepetto and Pinocchio escape from the shark's mouth. And what, in these increasingly authoritarian times, could be more ardently relevant than that?

User reviews LibraryThing member ElizaJane. Reason for Reading: Read aloud to the ds. This is actually my third attempt at reading this book to him. Pinocchio is one of my favourite children's classics. The first time was when he was five and was my edition that I had read, an old Rainbow Classics, but I think he was just too young. The second time, he was older and at that time I had a different edition, don't remember which, but it was an awful translation and we gave that up as well. Starting with the art, the book is beautiful. I love this collage, mixed media art style and each page was a visual delight to me and my son, who has seen me dabbling in the art myself.

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An extremely gorgeous book. A square, softcover with french flaps make for easy handling and browsing. Ds would often pick the book up between reads and just look at the pictures. There's no need to give a summary, I think everyone is acquainted with the story of the wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy.

But if you've only been exposed to the Disney version, then just let me tell you that you do not really know the true story of Pinocchio, which is rather moralistic in teaching boys to be good boys and quite violent along way. One part that always makes me smile because I hate Disney's Jiminy Cricket character is that in the book when Pinocchio meets the cricket no name, btw who moralizes with him to annoyance is that Pinocchio's final response is to pick up a mallet and throw it at him, squashing the irritating bug against the wall. The cricket's ghost does return to annoy Pinocchio some more.

DS thoroughly enjoyed the story as he wasn't familiar with it. He saw the Disney movie as a little kid but it had too much slow singing in it so he didn't like it, or pay much attention to it. He loved when anyone got what they deserved, even Pinocchio, and he found it fun when he could see it coming. The whole story is a lot of fun. With the modern translation and the new illustrations, this edition is entirely whimsical and doesn't come off as moralistic as earlier translations I've read do. Oh, it hasn't been left out, but Pinocchio is such a rude, naughty boy that he needs to be taught a lesson and eventually even he knows when he is doing the wrong thing.

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I highly recommend this translation, especially for reading aloud. I have to say, my only previous experience with the story of Pinocchio is through the Disney classic cartoon…and boy is this a LOT different than the Disney version! He constantly makes bad decisions based on spur of the moment desires without thinking about any long term implications. I think these personality elements resonate with young readers…I think we can all admit that most children push the limits, do things they know they are not supposed to and generally find disobeying to be more fun than obeying at least at times …and in that way, Pinocchio is the embodiment childhood.


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I think that is what makes this a timeless classic that has been loved for generations. I have to admit I enjoyed reading this far more than ever enjoyed watching the Disney cartoon version. It has all the familiar plot elements of the one we grew up watching in America, at least but is a much darker story than Disney gave us. I give it 4 stars and I would definitely buy it for my permanent library. LibraryThing member janeajones. Had it a few more illustrations, it would be a great gift for an elementary -- middle-school child or even better, a book to read to one.

As most Americans, I knew Pinocchio from Disney's film, and the book is not nearly as distant from Disney as I thought it might be. Certainly, the adventures have been somewhat modified, and Disney's Pinocchio is more childlike than Collodi's scampish puppet, but both reveal the dark dangers of the world and the belief that a good heart will ultimately reveal humanity. Both Eco and West make much of the difference between Collodi's fairy with sky blue hair and Disney's blue fairy -- claiming that the former is far mysterious and representative of multiple aspects of the feminine -- I didn't find the gap between the two so wide.

The book was originally published in serial episodes, and each adventure could easily be read as a bedtime story. For an adolescent or adult reader who has never read the original, this is a first-rate translation. It's a first-rate translation for children too, but it would be so much better with either the original illustrations or ones done particularly for this translation.

Brock's translation is contemporary and humorous, as is Eco's preface. On the other hand, the afterword commentary by Rebecca West is somewhat clunky if informative. She basically summarizes the prevailing critical views of the book and discourses rather lengthily on the changes Disney made to the tale. LibraryThing member jseger It was much more faithful to the book than the Disney movie we are all most familiar with, much darker than what Disney showed me not that I'm dumping on Disney's classic movie.

I think it's safe to say that everyone is familiar with Pinocchio : Gepetto, an old wood-carver creates a puppet that is alive. His adventures are varied and always interesting and surprisingly dark. While Disney was very good at giving parents what they think their children want: colorful characters, singing, magic and a puppet that was a clean-cut all-American boy.

Carlo Collodi gives kids what they really want: very scary, life-threatening situations, shady characters and a puppet who starts off as a very bad and selfish boy. There are important lessons to be learned here and it is the journey that does the teaching. Though the ending is the same, in the book the reward feels more genuine and deserved rather than saccharine.

As an adult reader, I did have a number of issues with the book. It was originally written as a series of short stories, published in a children's newspaper. It might be better to think of them as 'episodes'. There's a certain formula that many of the chapters follow: This time, Pinocchio has learned his lesson. Then an opportunity comes up.

Pinocchio follows it. A character often an animal will appear and warn Pinocchio. He ignores the advice and trouble ensues. Pinocchio doesn't seem to grow as a character. Also from time-to-time, the book will stop to summarize everything that has happened before. As a result the 'chapters' tend to feel repetitive after a while. It also makes the book feel overly preachy though I suppose that was part of the point of the book. However, I do remember reading and loving the book as a child.

I did notice some of those issues even then, but they don't drag the book down. I think more kids should read the book today.

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Parents will feel hesitant because of the book's at times unrelentingly dark tone, but realistically, that helps draw the reader in. While following Pinocchio on his scary adventures, they will also learn to respect their parents, not to take what they have for granted and the value of both a good education and hard work. Not a bad thing for kids to read if you don't want them to turn in to donkeys. LibraryThing member Stbalbach. It is considered a "novel of education", a fun childrens story with values communicated through allegory. The values are very "middle class" as Italy became a nation-state in the 19th century: do not follow schemes of the fox and cat to get rich ie.

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