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Pinocchio

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This is the wonderful story of Pinocchio, the puppet who must learn many lessons before he can become a real boy. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he dreamed of becoming a real boy but strays from the path of goodness many times and is very willing to listen to temptation. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other mediums. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature. Listen to his many adventures, scrapes, misdeeds and pranks followed by bouts of sincere repentance and remorse. But these last only until the next enticing adventure or misdeed presents itself. Of course he does finally learn his lesson and does become a real boy when finally understanding that love and duty come first before pleasure and play.

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PINOCCHIO

THE TALE OF A PUPPET

By C COLLODI

[Illustration: "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO IN?"]

[Illustration]

PINOCCHIO

THE TALE OF A PUPPET

By C COLLODI

Illustrated By ALICE CARSEY

WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. RACINE, WISCONSIN

COPYRIGHT 1916 BY WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. RACINE, WISCONSIN PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Transcriber's Note:

The untitled illustration on page 26 was not listed in the List of Illustrations of the source book.

In several cases, missing punctuation was added or wrong punctuation removed.

The following typos were fixed: thouand to thousand Harelquin to Harlequin pretrified to petrified

CONTENTS

Chap. Page I THE PIECE OF WOOD THAT LAUGHED AND CRIED LIKE A CHILD 9 II MASTER CHERRY GIVES THE WOOD AWAY 12 III GEPPETTO NAMES HIS PUPPET PINOCCHIO 16 IV THE TALKING CRICKET SCOLDS PINOCCHIO 23 V THE FLYING EGG ... Continue reading book >>


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