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- DescriptionA Beautiful Complete Edition. A Superb Complete New Edition of the Famous Children's Classic Novel. The Adventures of Picchio by Carlo Lorenzini. A carpenter finds a talking piece of wood and gives it to his poor neighbor, Geppetto, who wants to build a marionette. Geppetto carves the block into a marionette puppet and names him his son, Picchio. However, Picchio runs away as soon as he learns to walk. The marionette is caught by a Carabiniere, but he assumes that Picchio has been mistreated and imprisons Geppetto. Picchio goes back to Geppetto's house where he accidentally kills a talking cricket who had warned Picchio of the perils of disobedience and hedonism. That evening, Picchio falls asleep with his feet on the stove, and wakes to find that they have burned off. Geppetto is released from prison and makes Picchio a new pair of feet. In gratitude, Picchio promises to attend school and Geppetto sells his only coat to buy him a school book. On his way to school the next morning, Picchio encounters the Great Marionette Theatre and he sells his school book in order to buy a ticket for the show. The marionettes on stage recognize him in the audience and call out to him, angering the puppet master Mangiafuoco. The puppet master initially decides to use Picchio as firewood, but ultimately releases him and gives him five gold pieces to give to Geppetto. The Adventures of Picchio is a vel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Florence. The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Picchio, an animated marionette; and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a canical piece of children's literature and has inspired hundreds of new editions, stage plays, merchandising and movies, such as Walt Disney's iconic animated version and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long se. According to an extensive research done by the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi in late 1990's and based on UNESCO sources it has been adapted in more than 240 languages worldwide. That makes it the most translated and read n-religious book of all times.
- Author BiographyCarlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 - October 26, 1890), better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi, was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.
- Author(s)Carlo Lorenzini
- Date of Publication20/04/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight299 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Translated byCarol Della Chiesa
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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