Who’s Telling Tales?

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Now – there’s no point in pretending here – I was, and still am deep down, a puppet.
Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known.
But the truth is I’m not just a puppet, I’m more than just bits of wood and string. I’m me.
So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story…”

So begins this stunningly beautiful interpretation of the classic story. Michael Morpurgo channels Pinocchio’s words to tell the famous puppet’s story in his own inimitable, cheeky and always funny way. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full colour by the acclaimed Emma Chichester Clark, this is an utterly charming and surprising adaptation of a much-loved tale.

Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark have created several wonderful classic tales together including Aesop’s Fables, Hansel and Gretel and The Pied Piper of Hamelin. They will be talking about their latest venture at several events this Autumn including Portsmouth Guildhall on 28 September, Telling Tales with Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark at The Inkpot Imperial Square, Cheltenham on 12 October and Festival for Children’s Literature in Birmingham on 9 November. To find out more about these and other events, visit the events calendar.

“A must-have for all Pinocchio fans.”
The Guardian

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