Stunning watercolor paintings illustrate the classic tale
Everyone knows the story of the wooden puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a real boy. Now renowned French illustrator Quentin Gréban brings his unique vision to this old favorite. The text has been carefully edited to preserve all the flavor of the original.
Two illustrated volumes of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio take the spotlight this fall. Robert Ingpen's edition starts on a note of humor, with inset illustrations showcasing his meticulous ink lines and cross-hatching. He depicts the newly emerging Marionette wearing Geppetto's wig, for instance, or a full-page image of Geppetto fitting the fellow with new feet after the puppet's burn in a fire. A wordless spread of the Assassins making off with Pinocchio, however, exudes an appropriate creepiness. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.