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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482557142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482557145
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love it and can not wait to share with my child.
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After reading Adventures of Pinocchio I realized this is a much darker than the Disney movie.
Ricky KImsey
Overall, this is a very fun little book that people of all ages will enjoy reading.
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Pinocchio is one of the most beloved and recognizable of all children stories characters. The story of Pinocchio, written by Carol Collodi and originally published in 1881, has been published, republished, retold, and adapted countless times over the last 130 years. However, most people today are probably primarily familiar with the adaptation (and the depiction) of Pinocchio from Disney's movie. It is nonetheless always instructive and worthwhile to go to the original story because, in my opinion, most attempts to "improve" any given story inevitably end up subtracting rather than adding to its value.

This is an inexpensive, short and very readable edition of the Pinocchio story. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone to get reacquainted with this talking marionette, and an even better chance for all those who have never read or seen the story in the first place. The original story is much more colorful, but also darker, than the more recent adaptations. Pinocchio, Geppetto and other characters often get into physical confrontations. For the most part these incidents are amusing, but they oftentimes quite literary result in a loss of life or limb. Reading the original story also brings forth the fact that "Adventures of Pinocchio" was very consciously written as a morality tale. Its aim is to teach children (and especially boys) some of the basic character-building lessons: it's important to obey your parents or other authority figures, it's important to study and work hard, chasing after easy life and cheap thrills inevitably ends in a disaster. The forcefulness of such admonitions may seem a bit quaint today, but I for one think that they have a place even in the modern world.

Overall, this is a very fun little book that people of all ages will enjoy reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay on October 21, 2012
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I first read this as a boy discovering the books my father saved from his youth. Within a very short time, I understood why....Quite a marvel....at any age.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marshall services on October 18, 2013
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I loved this book. It has taught me to be kind. Thank you for writing this book. Very sweet. Loving
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane Herrera on March 30, 2014
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When you compare the book and the Disney version of this story, the difference is night and day. Pinocchio is kind of a jerk if you ask me. Throughout the majority of the book, he behaves like a selfish punk, a hoodlum. He kills Jiminey, which they refer to as the talking cricket within minutes of meeting him. Just smashes him dead!
Once he finally does start to behave correctly and develops a conscience, he cannot catch a break. He gets robbed and then thrown in jail, as though being the victim of a mugging were a crime!
Anywho, Pinocchio is a jerk who can't catch a break even when he does learn his lesson. Read the book and then re-watch the Disney movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Kaminsky on January 7, 2014
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The book was great and fun. I give it five stars. I would recommend this book to people who like imaginary stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shilpa Waduwawara on September 6, 2013
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Read Pinocchio as a kid and enjoyed a lot. Reading as an adult I enjoyed it just as much. Fun entertaining and still filled with good advice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Aakre on July 29, 2013
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Up until a few months ago, my only exposure to this tale was the cartoon. This is not that story, thankfully.

It's dark, funny, adventuresome and just plain good fun. If you are looking for some sappy story with a soundtrack your kid can sing along with, go elsewhere - this isn't the version for them. If you are a fan of dark old fantastic morality tales, check it out!
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Fun to read, with good moral lessons. There is some violence and suspense, but a good story for elementary aged children.
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