Synopses & Reviews
American Library Association Booklist
In many of the watercolors, versions of familiar Renaissance paintings which echo the action of the story are subtly tucked into the scene. A well designed, brilliantly illustrated, new edition of the classic.
Times Educational Supplement
Simply Read Books’ The Adventures of Pinocchio is one of the most handsome books in recent years. Ghiuselev pictures a wholly convincing world. The Fairy with Blue Hair is in iconic descent from Madonnas by Piero della Francesca, and adds psychological depth to Ghiuselev’s interpretation. The final painting, in which the Blue Fairy gives life to Pinocchio, is surely one of the most original and beautiful transformation scenes in children’s illustrated literature.
New York Times Book Review
Magnificent full-collor paintings and drawings in a jaw-droppingly beautiful oversized edition.
Book Trust Foundation
Ghiuselev has added a tremendous atmospheric effect to the story. The artwork is expressive and poetic. The illustrations break out from their framework to give body and substance to the characters and objects featured on each page and the end papers are reminiscent of those created by famous master printers many centuries ago. It is a pleasure going through the pages and savouring each of the many captivating illustrations. This is the perfect gift book for Christmas and a collector’s item in its own right.
This is a book to treasure, both for its illustrations and sheer, loving book craft. Simply first rate.
The Midwest Book Review
A treasure of a book and a gift to be remembered.
The Vancouver Sun
This book should bring pleasure to readers young and old for years to come. Go out and buy two copies - one for yourself and one for someone you love.
The Georgia Straight
A must buy.
The adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grows whenever he tells a lie.
Winner of the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for Juvenile/Young Adult fiction (presented at BookExpo America), this hard cover edition signifies a modern link to the Pinocchio tradition with a complete and unabridged,newly revised text based on a translation by Carol della Chiesa. The artwork meets the finest standards in book production, and reclaims this time-honored story for children and adults alike.It features more than one hundred extraordinary illustrations in color, and black and white, distinguished by their museum quality. A modern classic for all ages, beautifully illustrated,printed on acid free paper, and bound in Italy. Worthy of collector status and suitable for libraries,schools, and homes.
About the Author
Carlo Collodi was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini,who was born in Florence in 1826. As a journalist,education reformer,soldier,civil servant,translator and author of children's books,he is best known for The Adventures of Pinocchio. Collodi is considered one of Italy's greatest writers.
Iassen Ghiuselev has illustrated many children's books worldwide. He was awarded the Illustrator of the Year award in 1994 at the Bologna Book Fair. In 1997 he was honored with the Best Book of the Year award by the Buchkunst Foundation in Germany. He worked for several years in Italy and now lives in Sofia,Bulgaria with his wife and daughter.