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Saturday, September 4, 2010

1+1+1 for 365 day 5: Puppet on a string

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller


The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Yes, it is time that I included a "children's book".

Please, please, ignore all the versions that tone it down to a Disney-ish cute story.  (Not that the 1940s Disney movie was bad - it was charming.  But the book is better.) When, as a youngster,  I read this in the original version (translated from the Italian), I cried because it was so sad in places. Yet I found it gripping, even though the original novel is long and the language is quite dense for a young kid reading it on her/his own.