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The Adventures of Pinocchio Paperback – February 16, 2013

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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: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Bojan Tunguz HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on January 8, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie on March 4, 2015
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I love the concept of reading original texts, especially of classic stories. However, like a lot of classic fairy tales, this gets a bit dark and gritty. My kids (7 and 4) were troubled to the point of tears. Mom fail. I ended up editing a lot as I read aloud to them to resolve the drama and get through the storyline. Later I found an adaptation that I really liked better for them at their ages. Maybe when they are older, we will revisit the book and they'll appreciate more of the author's cleverness.
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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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By DODY on July 7, 2014
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as wonderfully as pinochio has always been
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