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Adventures of Pinocchio

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Author: Carlo Collodi (Lorenzini)
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,905 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 19,432
Added to site: 2006.01.13 12523

Translated from the Italian by Carol Della Chiesa

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rionette and, what is much worse, you have a wooden head."

At these last words, Pinocchio jumped up in a fury, took a hammer from the bench, and threw it with all his strength at the Talking Cricket.

Perhaps he did not think he would strike it. But, sad to relate, my dear children, he did hit the Cricket, straight on its head.

With a last weak "cri-cri-cri" the poor Cricket fell from the wall, dead!


Pinocchio is hungry and looks for an egg to cook himself an omelet; but, to his surprise, the omelet flies out of the window.

If the Cricket's death scared Pinocchio at all, it was only for a very few moments. For, as night came on, a queer, empty feeling at the pit of his stomach reminded the Marionette that he had eaten nothing as yet.

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.

Poor Pinocchio ran to the fire

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****

I'm neither an English nor Italian,but an Indian. When i was,so far as i can remember,eleven or twelve i read the a book borrowed from an elder brother. This was translated in Bengali. The story of 'Pinocchio' then struck me most, and like a pearl to a farmer,kept it safely. One day i told to my friend about the story and he also wanted to read it. But came the day of which i feared most,it was lost. Like a priest searching the God,i asked every book-sailer about the story of 'Pinocchio' but in vain. Nowhere the expectation became fulfilled. I thought that the pearl was lost in the ocean,i would never get it return.
Today,i find it ,and with it came a heavy wave of feelings which was lost so far into the clouds.

Pinocchio is one of my best memorable character. I love this story so much... New generation don't know about these beautiful fairy tales..... Because they live with computers,games,films and other nonvaluable things.... They don't know how valuable these stories.... However this book took me to my childhood again.... .''I love Pinocchio and his father Chipato....''


i think this book was very intriquing it really helped me grasp the many concepts!! I'm extremely excited to hear that the author has other books and i am inclined to read them now because of the last book i hope you enjoyed my feedback on the matter



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