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Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he comes to life. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio’s amazing journey as he learns—the hard way—what it means to be ho ...more
Hardcover, Classic Starts Series, 150 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Sterling (first published February 1883)
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Lupi Andiyani
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really like the moral story of this book. This will be forever the best book i would give my children to read to. To teach them about life, about etiquette, what the can do, what they can't do. Consequences, prices for everything they do, they will know it.
Apr 13, 2016 rated it liked it
We read the "Classic Starts" edition of Pinocchio, which was "retold from the Carlo Collodi original" by Tania Zamorsky. This was a perfect intro to this story for my little one, who listened to each chapter with big round eyes and always wanted to find out what happened next. It made for good conversation, too ("Do you think Fox and Cat are really Pinocchio's friends?"). It introduced to her tough concepts, like the fact that some people pretend to be your friends when they just want something ...more
Lara S
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story is about a carpenter called Geppetto who created a live wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Geppetto started to take care of Pinocchio like his own little son, but Pinocchio is a troublemaker. He likes playing tricks, skipping school, and doesn't believe that in order to get what you want you have to work hard.
As the story progresses Pinocchio learns that he wants nothing more than to be a real boy with a beating heart than to be a wooden puppet. But in order to be a real boy he has to be
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
It's been a long time since I've read a book about Pinocchio. And since this was on the shelf in my bedroom, I decided to give it a try. Before reading the book, all I remember was a wooden boy, getting into trouble, learning from his mistakes, and then becoming a boy. After reading it, I learned that Pinocchio faced more than a couple of milestones before he becomes the boy he ever wanted. I'm sure that a lot of people can reflect on this story. Starting off as a brat and becoming a better pers ...more
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Well I texted myself the ISBN of the copy of Pinocchio I read while I was having my car inspected yesterday, but then my phone crashed irreparably AGAIN so I don't know which edition I read but it wasn't this one and definitely wasn't Disney but whatever. It's weird to read the stories you know of bc Disney made them so ubiquitous but never actually engaged with enough to be familiar with. Pinocchio, like most of the classic fairy tales pre Disney sanitization, is really weird. And the version I ...more
Mayumi Inoko
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was one of so wonderful stories I have ever read. It is right that there is some temptation by many greedy characters in this story but he finally be a good boy against such temptation :) He changed his mind better and better in this story so I was impressed. I wanna be like the real boy, Pinocchio who works hard and help his surroundings.
Roslyn Ross
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
My five year old enjoyed this book immensely. I also enjoyed the chapters about how lazy boys are destined to become donkeys. Also I was happy with the vocabulary level. This book wasn't overly simplified.
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read this one when I was a lot younger. It is a beautiful book.
Fatma A.
Sep 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I read it for school about 1-2 years ago, so you can guess what school reading materials are.
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked it. I never knew anything about Pinocchio until I read this book.
Amalia Indrawati
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Never go old...
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