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.