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  • Carlo Collodi

    The classic tale of Pinocchio follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy. As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy. Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    When the old woodcarver Geppetto decides to make a puppetboy to dance and turn summersaults, he doesn't know that he has chosen amagical piece of wood. To his amazement, his puppet can talk and play, justlike the liveliest child. But a human soul must be earned; and thus begin theadventures of Pinocchio. A tragicomic figure, Pinocchio is a poor, illiteratepeasant boy with few choices in life who usually chooses to shirk hisresponsibilities and get into trouble. Pinocchio plays pranks on Geppetto, isduped by Fox and Cat, smashes the pedantic talking Cricket, and narrowlyescapes death with the help of the blue-haired Fairy. But he is also brave, andas he stumbles from one predicament to the...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    11-year-old actor Eden Giuliano presents a brand new line of exciting children's stories from Icon! The Adventures of Pinocchio, also simply known as Pinocchio, is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Pescia. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It was originally published in a serial form as The Story of a Puppet in the Giornale per i bambini, one of the earliest Italian weekly magazines for children, starting from 7 July 1881. The story stopped after nearly 4 months and 8 episodes at Chapter 15, but by popular demand from readers, the episodes were resumed on 16...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio, is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy, a cricket who the fairy assigns to be Pinocchio's conscience, the marionette goes astray. He joins a puppet show instead of going to school, he lies instead of telling the truth, and he travels to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. Yet, when Pinocchio discovers that a whale has swallowed Geppetto, the puppet single-mindedly journeys into the ocean and selflessly...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino è il titolo del romanzo ottocentesco che ha come protagonista un notissimo personaggio di finzione, appunto Pinocchio, burattino di legno al centro di celeberrime avventure. Si tratta di un classico della cosiddetta letteratura per ragazzi e fu scritto nel 1881 da Collodi (pseudonimo dello scrittore Carlo Lorenzini). Il personaggio di Pinocchio – burattino umanizzato nella tendenza a nascondersi dietro facili menzogne e a cui cresce il naso in rapporto ad ogni bugia che dice – è stato fatto proprio con il tempo anche dal mondo del cinema e da quello dei fumetti. Sulla sua figura sono stati inoltre realizzati album musicali e...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of misadventures caused by his laziness and failure to keep promises he finally learns to care about his family - and then he becomes a real boy. For those who have seen the Disney movie the cast of characters will be familiar, from the Talking Cricket (who acts as his conscience) to Lamp-Wick, his partner in truancy and having heedless...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children’s literature and has spawned many derivative works of art, such as Disney’s classic 1940 animated movie of the same name, and commonplace ideas, such as a liar’s long nose. (Summary from...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Listen to The Adventures of Pinocchio with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of misadventures caused by his laziness and failure to keep promises he finally learns to care about his family - and then he becomes a real boy. For those who have seen the Disney movie the cast of characters will be familiar, from the...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Pinocchio is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi of Florence, Tuscany. Pinocchio was carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village. He was created as a wooden puppet but he dreams of becoming a real boy. He is notably characterized for his frequent tendency to lie, which causes his nose to grow. Pinocchio is a cultural icon. He is one of the most reimagined characters in children's literature. The origin of the name Pinocchio is uncertain; it may be related to the word pino (pine), as the puppet is made of wood, in the diminutive Tuscan form pinocchio (hence equivalent to 'little...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Il grande capolavoro di Carlo Collodi 'Le avventure di Pinocchio' in italiano semplice e moderno. L'audiolibro è la versione integrale del testo originale, scritto a Firenze nel 1881, in un italiano più attuale e adatto ai lettori contemporanei, anche ai più giovani. La musicalità e la bellezza del testo sono rimaste le stesse, come la totalità dei capitoli. Pinocchio è una storia sempre attuale, divertente ed intensa. È una lettura indispensabile per chi ama la cultura e la lingua...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    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 honest, kind, and, above all,...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is an Italian novel for children, by Carlo Collodi. A poor carpenter, Geppetto, wants to build a marionette from a piece of wood. But it begins to talk and whine; soon, the marionette runs away, and begins a life of mischievous adventures. The adventures of Pinocchio are considered a canonical piece of children's literature; they have inspired countless adaptations, such as Walt Disney's classic animation. It is one of the most translated and widely read works of literature ever written, and gave birth to popular pieces of wisdom such as a liar's long...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is an Italian novel for children, by Carlo Collodi. A poor carpenter, Geppetto, wants to build a marionette from a piece of wood. But it begins to talk and whine; soon, the marionette runs away, and begins a life of mischievous adventures. The adventures of Pinocchio are considered a canonical piece of children's literature; they have inspired countless adaptations, such as Walt Disney's classic animation. It is one of the most translated and widely read works of literature ever written, and gave birth to popular pieces of wisdom such as a liar's long...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    - C'era una volta... - Un re! - diranno subito i miei piccoli lettori. - No, ragazzi, avete sbagliato. C'era una volta un pezzo di legno... Inizia così il romanzo "Le avventure di Pinocchio". Volevamo che qualcuno raccontasse le sue avventure per far sperimentare ai più piccoli, ma anche ai grandi, le suggestioni e le emozioni che scaturiscono dall'ascolto di una favola. Geppetto, il gatto e la volpe, la fata turchina, l'omino di burro, il pappagallo, la marmotta, la lumaca, Il delfino, il pescatore verde, il tonno e il cane Alidoro, sono solo alcuni dei circa cinquanta personaggi del racconto, interpretati da un cast di ventidue attori professionisti, sotto l'attenta e curata regia...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Read by Martin Jarvis, simply the best puppet story ever written. The listener soon becomes caught up with Collodi's impish creation as they are swept along at a cracking action-packed pace which begins with Geppetto carving the puppet from a piece of wood and is followed by many exciting and dangerous adventures. This is the book that inspired Walt Disney's famous cartoon film. Written in 1883, the tale reminds children of what can happen if you tell lies, behave selfishly and don't do what you are told. Pinocchio plays truant, runs away from home, and generally gets himself into all sorts of troublesome situations. What is worse, his attempts to lie his way out of them go awfully...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    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 honest, kind, and, above all,...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes to life and has the most astonishing adventures. A naughty, mischievous creature, he is full of good intentions but is greedy, and lets nothing stand in his way. His maker, poor Gepetto, loves him like a son, but Pinocchio just can't stay out of trouble. Featuring music by Prokofiev, Saint-saens,...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of misadventures caused by his laziness and failure to keep promises he finally learns to care about his family - and then he becomes a real...read more

  • Carlos Collodi

    Pinocchio is a naughty, disobedient wooden puppet that longs to grow up and become a real boy, but as long as he misbehaves and disappoints his father, old Gepetto, he is doomed and his dream will never be...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of misadventures caused by his laziness and failure to keep promises he finally learns to care about his family - and then he becomes a real...read more