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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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Jun 28, 12

bookshelves: classics, favs-from-my-childhood, kids-books, read-to-sylvia, read-to-jesse
Read from May 16 to June 28, 2012

I picked up a copy of this at the library without looking at the different versions. The version I got is a terrible translation, or else a terrible abridgment, or something. This version was actually published in Belgium, and then translated to English from that, I guess? Important things are left out. Events happen with no explanation, and then we're abruptly thrown into another, seemingly unrelated event. It's not the story I remember at all. :-( But here's a dilemma. the kids like it. They want me to read it to them every night at bedtime. I was thinking I would switch to another version, but this one is way shorter. And I'm dying to start The Hobbit with them. But is this the memory of the fabulous story that I want to give to them? Or will they remember any of it? Probably not, right? So for now, I guess we'll just power through it.
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