The Tale of a Puppet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

When a woodcarver named Geppetto makes a puppet out of magical wood, the puppet starts to talk and move. Geppetto names his new son Pinocchio. However, Pinocchio is not well-behaved; he runs away, lies, and gets into all sorts of mischief. Through it all, Geppetto, the Talking Cricket, and the Fairy with Turquoise Hair try their best to keep the young troublemaker in line. In the end, it’s up to Pinocchio himself to prove that he is responsible and kind enough to become a real boy. This famous Italian children’s story by Carlo Collodi was first serialized in 1881-1882 and published as a book in 1883. This is an unabridged version taken from a 1916 English language edition, with illustrations by Alice Carsey.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV007000, FIC004000, JUV012030
Dewey 800
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Lexile 910
Features Table of contents

Author: Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi (1826 – 1890), was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio. He died before he saw his work become famous.

Illustrator: Alice Carsey