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Pinocchio

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  58,194 Ratings  ·  1,537 Reviews
One rainy day, while daydreaming about how happy his life would be if he had a son of his own, a humble toy maker named Geppetto starts carving a puppet. And except for the single outstanding feature of a magnificently long nose, which makes the puppet appear somewhat mischievous, Pinocchio looks very much like a little boy, indeed. Just as Geppetto adds the finishing touc ...more
Paperback, Wordsworth Classics, 192 pages
Published January 5th 1995 by Wordsworth Editions (first published February 1883)
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Nayra.Hassan
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هو صبي كسول كذوب..متعالى احمق ..عاق شقي..يريد ان يحظى بمزايا الانسانية. .دون متاعبها..و لآ مسؤوليتها. .لكن ..لا : بينوكيو ليس مجرد عروسة خشبية..بل هو نموذج نصطدم به مرارا في حياتنا اليومية

هو من يقابل كرمك اليومي بالجحود...و المحبة بالامبالاة..و الاهتمام بالاستهتار. ..ها هو جيبيتو صانع اللعب و مانح السعادة للاطفال..يتوق "لابن" فيصنع عروسة خشبية..و يتمنى لو كان صبيا' و بالفعل يتحول لصبي خشبي متكلم متحرك. .لكن لن يستحق إنسانيته الا بعد فعل الخير 🎄

مجرد قصة قصيرة صدرت عام 1881 لتحقق نجاحا ساحقا..و ص
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David
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nyrb
As is the case with many great and memorable children's tales, Pinocchio is predominated by the threat of violence and death. At one point the incorrigible puppet is actually lynched by a Fox and a Cat who are after his gold coins. The Talking Cricket (the model for Disney's Jiminy Cricket) is killed by Pinocchio, using a mallet to smash him against the wall, as early as chapter four. The Cricket's primary offense? Giving some lame moralistic advice to the anarchic puppet. (The Talking Cricket w ...more
بثينة العيسى
المجد للمخيّلة العظيمة التي خلقت لنا بينوكيو.
Danger
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t have kids. I read this for pleasure as a 32-year-old man. And, surprisingly, I definitely enjoyed it. As I made my way through the book, though, I kept trying to picture what a kid would think. It’s very weird. VERY weird, and kind of dark too. I’m not very familiar with the Disney version of this story, but I’m sure Pinocchio doesn’t murder that singing cricket with a hammer like he does on page 13. And things like the growing of his nose when he lies are not major plot points in the bo ...more
Brad
Sep 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, to-my-kids
I have been slowly reading a stack of children's classics to my twins (thus far to combat the poor movie adaptations that are out there), but I have been less than impressed.

I found Peter Pan (both the character and the story) insufferable; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offended me ideologically; and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was too heavy handed. So I had little hope for Carlo Collodi's Pinnochio.

Even though I had been slightly disabused of my belief that Pinnochio would be overly
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Davide
[in fondo aggiunta 30 novembre 2017]

Storia (della lettura) di un burattino

Forse ci fu una prima lettura diretta, nella notte dei tempi, chi lo sa; di sicuro ci fu il bombardamento delle revisioni dell’immagine e del mito (anche il film di Disney? No, non mi sembra ma proprio non ricordo). Ma ho detto storia, non preistoria; e allora la prima lettura è quella a quindici anni, al liceo.
Dovete sapere, miei piccoli lettori, che chi qui scrive ha avuto la fortuna di incontrare non pochi insegnanti mo
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*eKa*
2,5 Stars

Seriously, I never thought the real story of Pinocchio would be somewhat cruel and violent like this. I don’t think it is appropriate for children when it’s known as a classic story for children. It’s similar with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which adapted differently for the movie. So, what’s wrong with these classic authors for children literature? Was their lives full of nightmare their imagination became dark and twisted? And why Mastro Geppetto was described as a grumpy and vicious o
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K.D. Absolutely
Dec 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 501 Must Read Books (Children's)
Shelves: 501, childrens
Pinocchio's Ten Life Enriching Lessons for Grownups:

I normally read children's books during Christmastime. Not only to catch up with my Reading Challenge (I am behind by 10 books as of this writing), but also, most of children's books have life lessons that can be good reminders for the coming year. New Year always means new beginning, new hope. Do you remember when you were still in school and after reading a story in class, the teacher asked you what was the lessons you learned from it? So, in
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Eddie Watkins
What a lively book! and also what a strange book, in its nimble flirtations with death and grotesqueries that add many layers of deftly handled complexities to a seemingly simple tale.

Collodi was clearly conflicted about who Pinocchio actually was. The afterword informs us that the book is actually two parts that have now fused into one. What is now the first half of the book was originally a complete tale in itself, and ended with Pinocchio dying after being hung from a tree. But then due to th
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Nandakishore Varma
It is always a dicey affair to criticise a popular book: and when it is an acknowledged classic for children, it is even more dangerous. So I agonised a lot over my impressions of Pinocchio: Is it only a matter of personal taste? Am I missing something? Should I rethink my rating based on learned opinions spanning more than a century? In the end, I decided to go with my original evaluation.

This is one of those stories you read and love in comics format or abridged versions before you come into c
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Carlo Lorenzini, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (November 24, 1826 – October 26, 1890), was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.
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