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eBook of the Week, ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio’ (B1), £4.99

This week’s half-price eBook of the Week offer is our ‘easy reader’ version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s story, ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘.

I did a ‘mini book club‘ with this one over at during the first pandemic lockdown, in May 2020.

As always, besides proof-reading and listening to our ‘easy reader’ version, I read the original as did some other members.

Personally, I thought it was a load of rubbish – full of ideas that went nowhere, undeveloped plot lines, characters that pop in and out – seemingly at random – and so on. Think of a really, really bad TV series that gets cancelled after the first (overlong) season, and you’ll get the idea!. Totally missable. Odd then that it then became a staple for animators, filmakers, and the stagers of pantomimes. Perhaps because it was long out of copyright, who knows?

On the plus side, it was the thinnest Italian classic that we attempted that torrid year, so quick to get through. You can scroll though the comments on the ‘mini book club‘ page to find out how I and other club members got on.

Also on the plus side, the reviews of our ‘easy reader’ version were really great! We sold loads of copies, too. I guess people didn’t have anything much better to do in May 2020 (but how those four years have flown by!)

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Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s story of a talking puppet running riot, now rewritten for students of Italian!

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet but alive nonetheless! Just like a real child, he’s prone to disobedience and telling lies. He runs away from his loving father and refuses to go to school. But, thanks to a colorful cast of villains, a fairy, and a talking cricket, after many adventures…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at elementary level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Remember, this week ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘ is 50% discounted, so just £4.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £9.99!

Buy ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘ just £4.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Italian literature | World Literature | Catalog

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