The Adventures of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi

Translated from the Italian by Carol Della Chiesa

If you know Pinocchio only from the Walt Disney movie, hold on to your cappello; you’ve got a big surprise coming your way.

Imagine poor Geppetto’s reaction when he carves a marionette from a stubborn pine log only to have it come to life and begin taunting him. So is born Pinocchio, a puppet with an insatiable desire for adventure who ignores the advice of his father, a talking cricket, and even his own dear blue-haired fairy, and runs away to indulge in one shameful pleasure after another on his way to becoming a real boy.

A hundred and thirty years haven’t dulled the guillotine wit or softened the moralistic punch of this wildly inventive masterpiece first published in 1883.

This companion volume to Scott Mignola’s modern sequel, Pinocchio’s Forgotten Land, features a beautiful cover and title plate illustration by acclaimed Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, produced exclusively for Dog Boy Productions.