Geppetto carves a wonderful puppet and gets more than he bargained for when the wooden boys comes to life! Pinocchio the puppet can talk and walk - and cause mischief. And when he tells a life his noes grows and grows. But Pinocchio is also brave and adventurous, and truly, deep down, he just wants to become a real boy.
Twelve-year-old Anna is staying with her grandmother, Mim, for the summer. She's hoping that the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration filled with floats and music, will help take her mind off her parents' troubled marriage.
This edition features a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen that situates the novel for a contemporary audience, and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination.
A brilliant novella that is a fable about the dangers of unexpected wealth by great American novelist, John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath, part of the Originals collection, Penguin's essential modern classics for YA readers.