The Adventures of Pinocchio (Pinyin)

The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Florence. The first half was originally a serial between 1881 and 1883, and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art, such as Disney's 1940 animated movie of the same name, and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long nose.

The story begins in Tuscany. A carpenter Master Antonio, but who everyone calls Master Cherry for his bright shiny red nose, has found a block of pinewood which he plans to carve into a leg for his table. When he begins, however, the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto, known for disliking children who call him "Polendina", drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette; seeing a perfect opportunity, Antonio gives the block to Geppetto……  

《木偶奇遇记》是科洛迪的代表作,发表于1880年。这部童话的主人公匹诺曹是个调皮的木偶,他天真无邪、头脑简单、好奇心强。另外,他又缺乏主见、没有恒心、禁不住诱惑。正是因为这样,他经历了很多事情。  

他为了看戏不惜卖掉课本,在回家的路上受狐狸和猫的欺骗,差点儿被它们吊死。被仙女救了之后,他又被傻瓜城的法官投进监狱。出狱后,他被迫当了看家 狗。夜里,他因帮助主人抓住黄鼠狼而重获自由。他一心想成为一个用功读书的好孩子,可是又禁不起诱惑,在坏同学的怂恿下逃学到海边看鲨鱼。后来,他又被卖 到玩具国,变成一头驴子。最后,他在鲨鱼腹中意外与父亲重逢,并设法逃了出来。从此,小木偶每天去做工,有空还要学习,终于成为一个真正的好孩子。  

故事通过匹诺曹的种种曲折、离奇的经历,表现出他热爱正义、痛恨邪恶、天真纯洁的品质,并借此教育儿童要抵御种种诱惑,做一个诚实、听话、爱学习、爱劳动的好孩子。 

匹诺曹的故事给孩子们以有益的教诲和艺术的感染。相信孩子们读完这本书一定会受益匪浅。

 

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