cover image Pinocchio


Carlo Collodi. Chronicle Books, $19.95 (173pp) ISBN 978-0-8118-2283-1

As he did with Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, vintage picture book collector Cooper Edens here selects an assortment of early 20th-century artwork to pay homage to Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Vittorio Accornero's austere illustration of the ""beautiful Little Girl"" who is moved to free Pinocchio, strung from a tree, Gianbattista Galizzi's painting of the Island of the Busy Bees, and Maria Kirk's portrait of the hero with donkey ears, taken together, reveal a cohesive new image of one of children's literature's most memorable characters. (Aug.)