Cambon, Glauco. "Pinocchio and the Problem of Children's Literature." Children's Literature II (1973): 50-60.
Considers the ways in which Pinocchio shaped Italian culture.
Cech, John. "The Triumphant Transformations of 'Pinocchio'." In Triumphs of the Spirit in Children's Literature, edited by Francelia Butler and Richard Rotert, pp. 171-77. Hamden, Conn.: Library Professional Publications, 1986.
Briefly outlines the editorial changes made in Collodi's original text, and the changing critical opinions of the character of Pinocchio....
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