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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  62,771 ratings  ·  1,893 reviews
Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.

When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come true.

Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks. As he discovers
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Tor Books (first published February 1883)
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Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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 Screenshot-2018-12-09-13-08-15-1-1
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 صار
Ahmad Sharabiani
Le avventure di Pinocchio = The Adventures of Pinocchio,Carlo Collodi
The Adventures of Pinocchio (Italian: Le avventure di Pinocchio) is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Pescia. The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, published as La storia di un burattino (literally "The tale of a puppet"), and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his fat
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
بثينة العيسى
المجد للمخيّلة العظيمة التي خلقت لنا بينوكيو.
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
Rick Riordan
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a challenge and a treat — reading the original story of Pinocchio in Italian! It’s been a long time since I saw the Disney movie, but it was obvious to me that Disney, er, Disney-fied the story quite a bit. The original tale is a lot darker and a lot funnier. I loved the fight with Gepetto and the woodcutter at the beginning, where they are tearing off each other’s wigs. Pinocchio is indeed a rascal, a scamp, and all the other things they call him. I think I would have throw him in the ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I know I shouldn’t feel so strongly about a children’s book character from two centuries ago but PINOCCHIO IS LITERALLY ABOUT TO CATCH THOSE HANDS. I was prepared for a tale full of nostalgia and heart-warming moments, instead I got this clusterfuck of a children’s tale. I totally forgot that Pinocchio was such a stupid ass hoe (or maybe his portrayal in the Disney movie is just much more favorable…), and thus I was more annoyed than anything whilst reading about him making the same mistakes ove ...more
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
[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 m
Manuel Antão
Dec 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1981
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Tornagusto: "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, Gioia Fiammenghi (Trans.)

(Original Review, 1981-05-20)

I am reading the English version of Pinocchio; I read it, obviously many times in my language and the other day I found a small book with this title and I was curious to see how it was in a different language from mine. I also want to "invite him for dinner" as it is the title of a context of a famous Italian newspaper (writing an invitation
Now I do realise that with regard to Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel Pinocchio there is indeed (and like with many 19th century novels for children) more than a bit of moralising and so-called teaching moments and messages present and featured throughout. However, and at least in my humble opinion, much of the latter actually seems to rest rather on the surface so to speak, and yes indeed, if one actually delves a bit deeper and thoroughly reads between the proverbial lines of Pinocchio, alongside of ...more
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
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
يك كتاب با جلد محكم و سفيد و براق با يك عكس رنگى و زيبا به اسم پينوكيو بود قصه دوست داشتنى و محبوب من كه بارهاى بار خوانده بودمش....آنقدر كه ورق هايش همه از هم باز شده بود و هرگز متوجه نشدم چه وقت بوسيله مخالف اعظم كتاب در خانه امان، مامانم، منهدم و نابود شده بود.....ديگر هيچوقت نه توى خانه و نه هيچ كتابفروشى پيدايش نكردم و آرزوى ديدن و خواندنش به دلم ماند.......حالا كه بعد از سالها يكدفعه پينوكيو را پشت هر ويترين مغازه در زادگاه نويسنده اش ميبينم آن خاطره خوش و عشقى كه من به اين كتاب داشتم زنده ...more
2,7 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
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as part of:
• Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
• Disney Classics Rewatch

I always like reading the original story of films that I enjoy.
Just like Disney did when adapting Snow White, they made this sinister tale with a little more sparkle and charm.

I knew I was in for something completely different when Pinocchio accidentally kills the talking cricket in retaliation for speaking about the pitfalls of disobedience quite early on in the story.

There were plenty of recognisable moments for thos
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
Nour Allam
كتابي ال (76) لعام 2018.

 ما أجمل أن نرتاح من معارك الحياة اليومية وهمومها وتعبها، بأن نعود صغاراً تشع البراءة من وجوهنا وتتلألأ أعيننا فرحاً حين نقرأ عن شخصياتنا الكرتونية المفضلة😍
بينوكيو الدمية، صديق طفولتي... ولقبي الدائم في العائلة (بسبب أنفي الطويل😂😂) أعادني إلى أيام الصغر، وأدخلني في حالة من السعادة التي لا توصف أثناء القراءة... فتحولت إلى طفلة صغيرة تتحمّس لمعرفة ما سيحصل له وكيف سيتصرف في كل مأزق يقع به🤕😂

🌟🌟🌟 3نجوم.
Raya راية
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
منذ الصغر ونحن نشاهد المسلسل الكرتوني "ماجد لعبة خشبية"

"ماجد.. دائماً متواجد
ماجد.. لعبة خشبية
ماجد .. موهبة ربانية
أعطاني الله صوتاً ولسان.. أسمع وأرى.. أصحو وأنام
أحب الله.. وأحب الكون
وأريد أن اصبح يوماً إنسان!"

وفيلم ديزني أيضاً باسم "بينوكيو"

وبالتأكيد لم نعرف في ذلك السن الصغير بأن هذه الأعمال مأخوذة عن رواية "بينوكيو: قصة دمية متحركة" لكارلو كولودي.
بينوكيو، الدمية الخشبية الشقيّة جداً والتي تجلب المتاعب وتحب خوض المغامرات دائماً، ورغم كل شقائها وتمرّدها على أبيها وعلى الحورية، فهي تملك قلب
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
Cavanşir Gadimov
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, children
Carlo Collodi kitabın yayımlandığı ta 1883 yılında eğitimin çocuklar ve onların gelecekleri için ne kadar önemli olduğunu vurguluyor bu çocuk romanında. Tabii buna ek çocuklar için bir dizi tavsiye veriyor ve Pinokyo'nun yaptığı yanlışları göstererek doğruların neler olduğunu ortaya koyuyor. Büyüklerin bile ders alacakları konular var.
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Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finishing this made me think about the first time I completed The Giving Tree. Maybe there isn't supposed to be a moral to the story? Certainly the "be a good boy and all these things will be added unto you" doesn't work here. Pinocchio is a little shit for 95% of the 220 pages and when he repents for 10 minutes he gets the keys to the kingdom? It's like the biblical prodigal son on a Corey Haim level of lifelong poor choices that impacts everyone around him, constantly given another round of on ...more
The Frahorus
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Termino con piacere questa rilettura delle avventure di Pinocchio, con la differenza che stavolta l'ho letto assieme al saggio del critico Giorgio Manganelli Pinocchio. Un libro parallelo e che mi ha aiutato a svelare tante curiosità e aneddoti che non conoscevo e che rendono questo capolavoro della letteratura italiana certamente più bello e profondo.
Dec 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-kids-lit
let's get this straight - pinocchio is an asshole. but in that, he's a regular adolescent trying to figure out how the world works and, more importantly, how he can navigate it. kids aren't always angels and ice cream - they're lying, cheating, selfish demons - i sometimes think there's nothing meaner than a 5th grader - but who can blame them? i think that was the appeal to me of reading this book versus watching the disney movie (which is my favorite disney movie, and i will have the argument ...more
4/5 ~ Pinocchio is probably one of my favorite classics, yes, it’s pretty dark for kids and yes, Pinocchio makes over and over the same mistakes, but there’s so much to learn from this little story!

note: I’m doing this classics collection, they release a title per week, and so far the covers are all so cute, I’m really liking it!
Mariah Roze
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute version of the story! Pinocchio lies, cheats and is a bad kid but by the end of the story he learns his lesson!
Ian D
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italian-lit, fantasy
Ως παιδί δεν ήταν από τα αγαπημένα μου παραμύθια (όταν ένα 8χρονο θέλει να ταρακουνήσει τη μαριονέτα και να της πει "Get a fucking grip, you damn ass!", κάτι κάνει λάθος ο καλλιτέχνης) και τώρα που το διαβάζω ως ενήλικος καταλαβαίνω το γιατί.
Ας πούμε πως είναι ένα παραμύθι που δε θα διάβαζα στα παιδιά μου. Εκνευριστικά ηθικοπλαστικό και με ένα πρωταγωνιστή που ειλικρινά εύχεσαι να πιάσει σαράκι, να σπάσει, να τον κάνουν διακοσμητικό στον τοίχο, προσάναμμα για το τζάκι, κτλ. Τι; Μόνο εγώ; Λογικά
Oziel Bispo
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de ter inúmeras adaptações para o cinema através de filmes e desenhos , elas não são fiéis ao livro de Carlo Collodi. As aventuras originais são bem mais detalhadas , mais ricas ,com lições e ensinamentos para todas as idades.

Pinóquio sempre tentando fazer o correto , mas sempre se desviando de seus objetivos devido às más companhias , é uma lição bem atual para todos nós não importa a idade.

Lógico que às vezes Pinóquio demonstra uma inocência típica de histórias  só para o público infant
Shanna Gonzalez
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-04-08
Pinocchio is a classic story, and a very different one than the saccharine Disney version most Americans are familiar with. Carlo Collodi’s 1882 book lays out the story of a wooden puppet come to awkward life, who proceeds to act out on every selfish, crude and obnoxious impulse ever known to childhood. Each bad decision brings sorrow to his “father” Gepetto and his “mother” the Blue Fairy, and brings a terrifying consequence to the puppet — in the course of the book his feet are burned off, he ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story conceals an exceptional spíritual allegory, that is based on esoteric teachings, and contains plenty of metaphysical aspects. The 'universal' character of Pinocchio beautifully represents the fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolve; it captures archetypal patterns and really complex themes of conscience, valour, and the search for identity, in an outstanding and yet simple narrative. Not many people are aware of the underlying meaning of this story of a wooden puppet, ...more
Eirini Proikaki
Jan 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Απογοητευτικό,εκνευριστικό ,ενοχλητικά ηθικολογικό και διδακτικό,και γκροτέσκο.
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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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