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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Book DescriptionThis well-known fairy tale follows the adventures of a mischievous puppet without strings, Pinocchio. Pinocchio is at once a tragicomic character, and a poor, illiterate peasant boy who has few choices in life but usually chooses to shirk his responsibilities. In his compelling introduction, Jack Zipes discusses 'Pinocchio' in the contexts of the folk tale and the literary fairy tale, showing how Collodi subverts these traditions and raising questions about how we 'civilise' children in uncivilised times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142437063
(196mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carlo Collodi
Mini Classic, Paperback (September 2016)
Delightfully written, Mini Classic Pinocchio follows the exciting adventures of a mischievous wooden puppet who wants to become a boy. Join Pinocchio as he runs away to the puppet theatre, gets led astray by a cunning fox and cat, and meets the terrible Dogfish.
Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Greatest Stories: Oxford, Paperback (May 2016)
Pinocchio may be made of wood, but this little puppet leads an exciting and dangerous life! Can he learn the difference between right and wrong? TreeTops Greatest Stories is a series of timeless classics for children aged 711. Its much-loved stories, beautiful artwork and careful levelling make it easy to select books that children will love.
Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey, Paperback (October 2015)
Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature is here adapted and expanded by Alessandro Gallenzi and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Pinocchio, Paperback / softback (September 2015)» View all books by Carlo Collodi
The naive wooden puppet comes to life through illustrations that use a detailed woodblock and etching technique.
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Author Biography - Carlo Collodi
Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini, a journalist born in Florence. For much of his life, Collodi devoted his writing to the liberation movement to free Italy from Austrian domination. In 1875, he turned his attention from politics to writing for children. Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota. A specialist in folklore, fairy tales and children's literature, he has written several books of criticism and edited anthologies of literature.
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