The Bookman, London (review date 1892)
SOURCE: "The Story of a Puppet," in The Bookman, London, Vol. I, No. 1, January, 1892, p. 148.
[The following is a positive review of the first English translation of Pinocchio.]
Children are at once so independent and so conservative in their literary judgments, that we hesitate before recommending books to them that are not sanctified by custom and tradition. We think we might possibly be safe in this case, and if they would take our advice only for this once, they might spend even a merrier Christmas than otherwise, enlivened by the waggeries and the sprightly naughtiness of Pinocchio. But knowing the critical cast of their minds, we don't press the point. It is...
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