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Capstone, Aug 15, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Geppetto is astonished when one of his puppets comes to life! He calls the little wooden boy Pinocchio, and raises him as his son. Pinocchio wants to be just like real boys, but as he sets out in the real world, he doesn't know how to make friends, or who he should trust. It doesn't take long for the little puppet to get himself in big trouble.

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About the author (2009)

Roberto Piumini lives and works in his native Italy. He has worked with children as both a teacher and a theater actor/entertainer. He credits these experiences for inspiring the youthful language of his many books. With his crisp and imaginative way of dealing with every kind of subject, he charms his young readers. His award-winning books, for both children and adults, have been translated into many languages.

Lucia Salemi was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1968. Her father, Michele Salemi, is a successful painter. Lucia followed her father's artistic footsteps and began illustrating children's books nearly a decade ago. She lives near Bologna with her husband and daughter, Benedetta.