“Now – there’s no point in pretending here – I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is I’m not just a puppet, I’m more than just bits of wood and string. I’m me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story…”
So begins this stunningly beautiful interpretation of the classic story. Michael Morpurgo channels Pinocchio’s words to tell the famous puppet’s story in his own inimitable, cheeky and always funny way.
To celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month I’m giving away 2 copies of Michael Morpurgo’s latest book, his retelling of the classic story, Pinocchio. It’s a beautiful little book, with colour illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Even if you’ve read the story of Pinocchio before, you won’t have heard Pinocchio’s story quite like this. Michael Morpurgo has a great way of bringing classic stories alive and retelling them in a way that is unique and entertaining.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Stephanie and Vicki.