A bright, illustrated retelling of the classic children's tale!
Long before Disney’s animated movie, the Italian tale of Pinocchio was born, becoming one of the most well-known and reimagined characters in children’s literature. In a small town, a lonely woodcarver named Geppetto carves a small wooden puppet, who suddenly comes to life! Geppetto comes to love the small boy, whom he names Pinocchio. One day, while on his way to school, Pinocchio comes across a puppet show and is so excited he gets up on stage and dances along with the marionettes. The puppet master pays him for his work, and Pinocchio sets off home, but soon comes across a pair of thieves, a fox and a cat. Disguised as lame beggars, they trick Pinocchio into paying for their dinner, and soon Pinocchio is set on a path that leads him, while trying to find his father, who has been fearfully searching for his wooden son, straight into the belly of a whale! With bright, full-color illustrations and simple text, this picture book is perfect for early readers or as a bedtime story. Introduce your child to the classic story of adventure and family in this new version of Pinocchio! Introducing a new series from Racehorse for Young Readers! These brightly illustrated and easy-to-read retellings are perfect for introducing your child to classic fairy tales and children’s stories. With simple verses and colorful pictures, your child will love to dive into these magical and intriguing stories. Perfect for beginning readers, or for reading as a family or at bedtime, this brand-new series will bring a smile to everyone’s face—young or old!
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