cover image Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet

Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet

Carlo Collodi. Simply Read, $24.95 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-9688768-0-0

Iassen Ghiuselev brings the famous puppet-turned-boy to life in Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, trans. by Carol della Chiesa. His b&w drawings possess the detail and craftsmanship of woodcuts, his paintings a psychological depth that reaches far past the story's events, such as one of Pinocchio hanging from a tree, as if lynched. Theatrical lighting creates a chiaroscuro effect. (Mar.)