Author(s): Carlo Collodi
This is the latest title in Sterling's Unabridged Classics series. It is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy tale with a moral. It is suitable for children aged 10 and over. Pinocchio, in Carlo Collodi's original version, is an adventure-filled, menacing fairy tale with a moral. Made by the woodcarver Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real child. But his unrestrained curiosity, dishonesty and selfishness put him in constant peril. As he journeys from the deceptive 'Field of Miracles', where he plants gold coins to make them grow, to the land where lazy boys turn into donkeys, Pinocchio's path is paved with mistakes, willfulness, and danger. And all the while his nose keeps growing bigger and bigger and bigger every time he tells a fib, so all the world can see what a liar he is.
Carlo Collodi, the pen name of Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826-October 26, 1890), was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio. Dr. Arthur Pober has spent more than 20 years in the fields of early childhood and gifted education. Arthur is currently the US representative to the European Institute for the Media and European Advertising Standards Alliance. Scott McKowen has created award-winning posters and graphics for theater companies across Canada and the United States. His work has been exhibited in art galleries on both sides of the border. Scott was also commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design Canada's 2001 silver dollar.