Carlo Collodi's famous tale in a definitive bilingual version with Italian audio.
***** “… a wonderful job … you can read the story in the original Italian only (on an iPad held in portrait position) or read it with English translations in parallel (on an iPad held in landscape position).” - Melissa Muldoon, blogger: La Studentessa Matta! *****
Read the story in the original Italian with the English translation in parallel, or have just the Italian text visible.
Listen to the audio page by page to develop your Italian pronunciation, reading along as you listen.
This is a unique edition for students of Italian, for anyone wanting to read a faithful English translation of Collodi's masterpiece, or for Italian students of English. The edition features the original Italian text with authentic Italian audio and an exciting new English translation in parallel. On an iPad you can also turn the device to portrait mode to read the Italian version alone.
This new English translation flows freely and matches the original text paragraph by paragraph. Grammar and word order are in idiomatic English, and Italian and Tuscan idioms are explained and translated to their nearest English equivalent. It features an extensive glossary for unfamiliar words, alternative spellings, Tuscan idioms, and historical notes, and is adorned with the illustrations of Carlo Chiostri, Enrico Mazzanti and Attilio Mussino, three of the most famous illustrators of Pinocchio.
"Any (reading) list, I think, must begin with Pinocchio…”
— Italo Calvino