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An old carpenter carves a little wooden puppet from a mysterious piece of wood that seems to have the ability to talk! He begins to love the little creature like his own son and names him Pinocchio. But the mischievous fellow runs away from his loving father as soon as he learns to walk. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi follows the misadventures and naughty exploits of this delightfully “human” puppet who in his heart of hearts longs only to become a real boy. Carlo Collodi was the pen name of a gifted writer of children's books, Carlo Lorenzini who lived in Florence, Italy, during the late 19th century. He was also a political activist and author of several novels, short novels, articles and sketches for adults. He began writing for children in 1876 and translated children's literature from other languages into Italian. The Adventures of Pinnochio is meant to be an allegory and a cautionary tale for children. Through the adventures of this playful and headstrong puppet, Collodi provides many valuable lessons for young children. Wonderful characters like the Talking Cricket, the Fox and the Cat, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair and old Gepetto himself are colorful, memorable and each one contributes to Pinnochio's final transformation. With plenty of magical moments, fantasy and thrills, the plot provides enough excitement for children of all ages. Since it first appeared in 1883, the book has enjoyed immense fame and popularity. There have been innumerable translations into more than 250 major world languages, making it the most translated book in the world. There have been plenty of adaptations for stage, radio, television and film, including cartoons and merchandise. Pinnochio's long nose has even become a metaphor for people who tell lies. As a pioneer in the field, Collodi's works became instantly popular, as children's literature as a genre was not very prevalent before the 19th century. His easy and engaging style caught the imagination of children instantly and became a benchmark for children's writers ever since. There are some very endearing and thought-provoking moments and incidents in the story, which make it very memorable for both children and adults. Enduring values of love and loyalty, the essential contradictions that make us human and the transformation of a rebellious, thoughtless, uncaring and self-indulgent youngster into a mature young person are what makes this story so beloved and treasured the world over.
The book is great.
Im starting to study Pinocchio and this really helped! Thank you!
This book is so upbriged from the real version where the guy hanged him on the tree
l like the all the drama
its not shrek but I guess its ok
greate book and with good naration.
I believe this is an outstanding book, very procise.
CA Series of Unfortunate Events
I will start to study english here is so good
Thanks a million for creating this environment to read. it's very useful for me. because I'm learning English. it would be great if we can see the text of story. it would be appreciated if do this.
I really like this reader
When I read this book it made me very happy
This was a funny story! :)
this book suck it better the disney version
Hello, I would like tosay thank you for your time. It was a pleaseure read and listen this narrative. I am learning English and it was very nice listening a native narrating this wonderful book
Mark smith has done a wonderful job. Many thanks
i like it a lot so far i am close to being done with the book i like it good book
It was amazing and I have a sleeping problem so it helped be get relaxed then feel asleep.
Excellent Voice & Narration
its a good book
This is a must listen for anyone that loves books. I loved the way the author read the story with different voices. It was almost like listening to a movie. Great job!
A very nice book to share to my son.
Great narrator. more than perfect
Amazing really enjoind this book
Great narrator. Just perfect;)
i love this book thanks smith simpsonvulle,state Croline you are a good read and writers love this book.
Amazing narrator! Thank you, Mark Smith, Simpsonville, state Carolina!
Very very nice book, and very very good reader. I had a good time!
An excellent book read by an exceptionally skilled reader!
I love the book don't get me wrong, but putting the Disney themed cover art on it is a bit misleading. The book is drastically different than the sugar coated version that Disney released for kids.
Thank you very much my friend, rally I enjoyed this book.
Very, very good book
I liked the book very much.
Really good book
Pinocchio is a great, funny book for children and adults. The movie was my first at a theater and I remember it dearly but the book outdoes it a long way.
Excellent book! Even better than the Disney version.