Author(s): Carlo Collodi; Manuela Adreani (Illustrator)
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. "But I am not like other boys! I always tell the truth." The story of Pinocchio has remained one of the best-loved children's tales for over a century. However, the original 1883 novel about the adventures of the mischievous marionette on his quest to become a real boy began as a sophisticated story for both adults and children, and includes political satire, slapstick humour and questions about the role of tradition and society. From the moment Geppetto decides to carve himself a son from a magical piece of wood, the tale lurches from one fantastical episode to another, in one of the most enchanting fables of all time.
Manuela Adreani worked as a graphic designer before moving to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a Masters in Animation at the IED in Turin, she worked for Studio Lastrego e Testa on the TV series "Le avventure di Aladino" and "Amita della Giungla," produced and broadcast by RAI, and on the short feature "La Creazione." In 2011, she commenced her career as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She is among the winners of the illustration competition commemorating the 130th anniversary of Pinocchio's creation. Manuela currently lives in Turin.