Pinocchio's Sister: A Feminist Fable

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Lulu.com, 2005 - 152 pages
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Not long after Geppetto made Pinocchio, he finds himself disappointed in the boy he looks on as his son. Pinocchio cheats, plays hooky from school, and lies to cover his selfishness and misdeeds. But his nose betrays him. Still, when Pinocchio runs away from home, Geppetto is broken-hearted. One day he is driven to make another marionette that turns out to be a girl he names Gelsomina. She is everything Pinocchio is not, generous, warm-hearted, eager to go to school and learn. Yet to his amazement, he finds that, in contrast to Pinocchio, Gelsomina's nose grows not when she tells a lie but only when she tells the truth. But Geppetto misses Pinocchio, so Gelsomina sets out to bring him home. How she does so is a magical and charming fairy tale of how goodness triumphs, in which Gelsomina saves Pinocchio's life, changes Geppetto's life for the better, and learns how to deal with telling the truth and lying until at last she becomes a real live girl, a daughter to Geppetto and a sister to Pinocchio.
 

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Section 1
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Section 2
7
Section 3
14
Section 4
19
Section 5
24
Section 6
28
Section 7
34
Section 8
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
102
Section 20
107
Section 21
116
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
55
Section 12
60
Section 13
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Section 14
72
Section 23
126
Section 24
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Section 25
141
Section 26
148
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