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Pinocchio is up to mischief from the day his father, Geppetto, first carves him out a piece of wood. He refuses to listen to anyone's advice, and because he doesn't, he is tricked and cheated, turned into a donkey, and even swallowed by a whale! When he tells lies, his nose gets longer and longer. But Pinocchio does try to be good and knows that if he is, he will be granted his dearest wish -- to be turned into a real little boy. But can Pinocchio keep out of trouble for that long...? In this new version of Carlo Collodi's classic tale, freshly translated from the Italian, James Riordan has taken the original, serialized story and retold it in longer sections, a new approach which gives the book an exciting pace and fluency. The illustrations are by the distinguished artist Victor G. Ambrus. His lively pictures, in color and black-and-white, bring out the humor and character of the more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 208.28 x 284.48 x 38.1mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrated in full colour and black and white
  • 0192798553
  • 9780192798558

About Carlo Collodi

James Riordan has written numerous books for children, including many translations of Russian tales. His retelling of Peter and the Wolf, with illustrations by Victor Ambrus, was published by Oxford in 1987. Victor G. Ambrus was born in Budapest, Hungary. Since moving to England, he has illustrated over 200 books and twice won the Kate Greenaway more