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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Cartoon Classics

Retold by Kate McMullan; illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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When a woodcutter discovers a piece of wood that speaks, he is quick to sell it to a poor puppet-maker named Gepetto. And Pinocchio, the walking, talking, lying puppet comes to life!

Pinocchio's adventures take him to the Field of Miracles, where a blind Cat and limping Fox trick him into giving up his money. He accidentally kills a Cricket and is later visited by its helpful ghost. He is cared for by the Blue Fairy and tricked into going to Toyland with his rambunctious schoolmates. And in the end, when his father has been swallowed by a giant shark, Pinocchio finally realizes how his ungrateful ways have hurt the person who most cared for him. As he tries to save Gepetto, he learns that being kind is the best way to repay kindness.

Kate McMullan's Pinocchio is the first book in an exciting new graphic chapter book series—Cartoon Classics—that features beloved stories for the contemporary visual reader.

EXCERPT

CHAPTER ONE

MR. CHERRY



ONCE there was a piece of wood.

When Mr. Cherry the carpenter saw it, he said, "This will make a fine table leg."

As he raised his hatchet to chop the bark off, a little...

Reviews

Praise for Pinocchio

“McMullan stays true to the original story while making the text simple enough for young readers to enjoy. Fans of abridged classics, fantasy, and adventure will enjoy reading this newest version of this timeless classic.” —School Library Journal

“The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update . . . A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The two-color spot cartoons and sequential panels… are full of energy, and Lemaitre gamely tackles the story's grimmer moments, balancing them with comic triumphs.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Retold by Kate McMullan; illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre

Kate McMullan is the author of many books for young readers, including I Stink!, winner of a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor; I'm Mighty; and Meg's Prairie Diary, a historical fiction trilogy set in St. Louis and Kansas in 1856. Ms. McMullan lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband and collaborator, noted illustrator Jim McMullan, their daughter, two cats, and a dog.
Pascal Lemaitre illustrated Toni and Slade Morrison's bestselling Who's Got Game? series and Doctor Ted and Hush, Baby Ghostling by Andrea Beaty. He lives in Brussels, Belgium, and Brooklyn, New York.

Kate McMullan

Pascal Lemaitre

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