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ImageVintage 1929 Pinocchio, illustrations by Attilio Mussino, printed in Florence. “Puppet butt” pose on cover suggests waggish sense of humor.

ImageIn this 2003 edition illustrated by collagist Sara Fanelli, the text has been simplified. Book comes in box sleeve. Makes me want to spend the day cutting up menus and junk mail.

ImageNot Mrs. Palmer’s Pinocchio. Very freely adapted from original, and I mean FREELY, by French comics artist and filmmaker Winshluss (Vincent Paronnaud). Dark and disturbing, this gorgeously printed volume is a tour de force of cartooning in a 1930s style. Published 2011.

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