The Resource Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Label
Pinocchio
Title
Pinocchio
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Collodi ; Illustrated by Robert Ingpen ; [translation by Carol Della Chiesa]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchioat the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real boy.” Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn. Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. A sublime anomaly, the book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment that anticipates surrealism and magical realism. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, Pinocchio is an endlessly fascinating work that is essential equipment for life
Member of
Summary
Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy
Writing style
Character
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10321782
Cataloging source
NOV
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1826-1890
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Carlo Collodi
Index
no index present
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780
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Ingpen, Robert R.
  • Della Chiesa, Carol
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pinocchio
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300005711
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590175491
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pinocchio
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300005711
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781590175491
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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