Adv of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Author, E. Harden, Translator, Roberto Innocenti, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $18.95 (142p) ISBN 978-0-394-82110-8
Innocenti's luminous interpretation of Collodi's tale carves the action out of 19th century Italian landscapes. Clearly shown as a mocking marionette, this Pinocchio races through cobbled city scenes and then throws himself prostrate at the personor fairywhom he has most recently wronged by his hasty, thoughtless behavior. And when he becomes a real boy, the transformation is resounding: left slumped on a chair is the body of a puppet; readers may marvel that what lies so lifeless in that scene was the source of so much trouble earlier on. Enchantment reigns in the pictures, each a perfect elaboration of the text. Innocenti and Collodi are equally at home in a place where puppets have life beyond human hands, and where souls may die and live again, resurrected by the power of love. All ages. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
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