Pinocchio

Written by McMullan and Kate and Illustrated by Lemaitre and Pascal

When a woodcutter discovers a piece of wood that speaks, he is quick to sell it to a poor puppet-maker named Gepetto. And Pinocchio, the walking, talking, lying puppet comes to life! Pinocchio's adventures take him to the Field of Miracles, where a blind Cat and limping Fox trick him into giving up his money. He accidentally kills a Cricket and is later visited by its helpful ghost. He is cared for by the Blue Fairy and tricked into going to Toyland with his rambunctious schoolmates. And in the end, when his father has been swallowed by a giant shark, Pinocchio finally realizes how his ungrateful ways have hurt the person who most cared for him. As he tries to save Gepetto, he learns that being kind is the best way to repay kindness.

Age Range 7 - 10 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
144
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Grade Level 2nd - 3rd
ISBN
9780805096996
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