The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 7, No 3 (2003)

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My Own Invention: The Adventures of Pinocchio as an EFL Text

Beth Roberts


Collodi's tale of a wooden puppet who becomes a real live boy is a very effective EFL text because it is downright fun. Reading it is a romp through a fantasy world that stretches one's imagination, while at the same time instructing on behavior and Italian life.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680