The Patua Pinnochio
This quintessentially Indian version of a much-loved children’s classic features art from the Patua scroll tradition of West Bengal, India. Carlo Collodi’s original Italian text centres on a marionette who escapes his wooden fate and has many adventures, including a stint at sea in the stomach of a shark. This Indian version is abridged from Carol Della Chiesa’s well-known English translation, and illustrated by award-winning scroll painter Swarna Chitrakar.
Age: 12 and up
Number of Pages: 188
Publisher: Tara Books
Author: Carlo Collodi (Author), Swarna Chitrakar (Illustrator), Carol Della Chiesa (Translator)
Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches