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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Pinocchio.


Six Superlative Sources

· Wunderlich, Richard, and Thomas J. Morrissey. "Pinocchio Goes Postmodern: Perils of a Puppet in the United States." Routledge (2002). The single best summary, analysis, and compilation of material to date in the U.S.

· Wunderlich, Richard. "The Pinocchio Catalogue: Being a Descriptive Bibliography and Printing History of English Language Translations and Other Renditions Appearing in the United States, 1892-1987." Greenwood Press (1988).

· Perella, Nicolas J. "The Adventures of Pinocchio, Story of a Puppet" by Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini). Translated with an introductory essay and notes. Univesity of California Press (1986). In addition to his contemporary translation, Perella's "An Essay on Pinocchio," "Preface," "Brief Remarks on the Illustrations" (by Enrico Mazzanti, the first Italian book illustrator whose illustrations are used throughout this book), "Appendix" (about other early Italian illustrators), "Notes," and "Bibliography" provide a wealth of information. Perella's volume is further unique for being bilingual; the Italian text is placed on the left-hand page, and his corresponding English translation is on the facing right-hand page.

· Lucas, Ann Lawson. "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. Translated with an introduction and notes. Oxford University Press (1996). In addition to her contemporary translation, Lucas provides an exceptional historical and literary analysis in her "Introduction." She also provides a "Note on the Text and Translation," a "Select Bibliography," a "Chronology of Carlo Collodi," and "Explanatory Notes" that are all very useful.

· Teahan, James T. "The Pinocchio of C. Collodi." Translated and annotated. Illustrated by Alexa Jaffurs. Schocken Books (1985). In a lovingly written but somewhat idiosyncratic translation, Teahan provides delightful and charmingly informative footnotes for children and endnotes for parents (which may also be shared with children) that comment not only on text, but also on the geography, culture, and history separating Colloid's Italy from the U.S. today.

· Teahan, James T. "C. Collodi, 1826-1890," pp. 129-137 in Jane M. Bingham, ed., "Writers for Children: Critical Studies of Major Authors since the Seventeenth Century." Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988.

Other Excellent Sources

· Cambon, Glauco. "Pinocchio and the Problem of Children's Literature." Children's Literature, 2 (1973): 50-60.

· Heisig, James W. "Pinocchio: Archetype of the Motherless Child." Children's Literature, 3 (1974): 23-35.

· Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi National Foundation.

· Russell, David L. "Pinocchio and the Child-Hero's Quest." Children's Literature in Education, 20 (1989): 203-213.

· Street, Douglas. "Pinocchio -- From Picaro to Pipsqueak," pp. 47-57 in Douglas Street, ed., "Children's Novels and the Movies." Frederick Ungar, 1983.

· West, Rebecca. "The Real Life Adventures of Pinocchio." University of Chicago Magazine, 95 (December 2002).

· West, Rebecca. "The Persistent Puppet: Pinocchio's Heirs in Contemporary Fiction and Film." University of Chicago and Fathom Knowledge Network. An online seminar.

· Zipes, Jack. "Toward a Theory of the Fairy-Tale Film: The Case of Pinocchio," pp. 61-87 in "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children and the Culture Industry." Routledge, 1997.

· Zipes, Jack. "Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as Tragic-Comic Fairy Tale," pp. 141-150 in "When Dreams Come True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition." Routledge, 1999.

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