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Collodi, Carlo

Collodi, Carlo (kärˈlō kōl-lôˈdē), pseud. of Carlo Lorenzini (lōrāntsēˈnē), 1826–90, Italian author. A prolific journalist, he also wrote didactic tales for children, the most famous of which is Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet. First written (1880) for the Giornale dei bambini, the story appeared in book form in 1883 and soon became one of the most widely read juvenile classics. Collodi, however, received little for it. The first English translation (1892) was followed by others in innumerable editions; perhaps the best is that by M. M. Sweet (1927). An animated film version (1940) of Pinocchio was made by Walt Disney.
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Pinocchio

wooden nose lengthens when he lies. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio]
See: Deceit

Pinocchio

wooden boy’s nose grows longer with every lie. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio;]
See: Nose

Pinocchio

changed from mischievous puppet to loving boy. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio]
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