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Book Find: Pinocchio, The Story of a Puppet by C. Collodi; Illustrated by Esther Friend

Photo of Carlo Collodi.
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I purchased an antique copy of Pinocchio, the children’s classic story that was later made into a classic Walt Disney film, at our local library today for $1.00.  I brought it home and started doing some research on the book.  Here are a few things that I found out about this particular book, and Pinocchio in general.

The book was published in 1940 by Rand McNally & Company out of Chicago, Illinois.  Coincidentally, this is the same year that the Walt Disney classic animated film was also released.  The book is one of a series of books that Rand McNally & Company released as part of the “Windermere Series” of children’s classics.  This series was published, and I am just guessing from similar books that I have read about today, from 1916 to 1940.  This would be one of the later books of that series.

 

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